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American Hustle: The Art of a Con Movie

December 19, 2013 Movie lovers, prepare to be gobsmacked. The art of the con meets the art of filmmaking in writer/director David O Russell’s spectacular latest release American Hustle, a movie that leaves you agog with the acting prowess displayed therein, and agog at how Russell finds a way to entertain so thoroughly using such …

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‘The Family’ Trailer and Review: Bloody Funny Besson

September 14, 2013 Based on Tonino Benacquista’s novel “Malavita”, opinions on this strange little dark comedy — which marks a comedic departure for famed French action director Luc Besson — will likely be rigidly parked in one or the other of two camps. Plenty in what we will call “Camp Nous Detestons” will see it …

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“Getaway” Review & Top Ten Car Chase Movies of all time

August 30, 2013 I wish someone could please explain how a movie goes from a good idea to the worst release of the year. I feel such sadness and pity for the stunt drivers who risked their lives as part of the making of this week’s new release Getaway, starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez …

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Offers Optimism During the Holiday Season

Saturday, November 24, 2012 Cinema Siren knows mental illness. Who doesn’t? Like me, most of you probably have friends or family who struggle with the challenges of bipolar disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder on a daily basis. What makes Silver Linings Playbook so endearing and what will make it so enduring as a new fan …

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