Cinema Siren

Leslie Combemale is Cinema Siren, here to guide film lovers through a sea of celluloid. Watch her video reviews, including exclusive access to actor and director interviews, on YouTube! (Cinema Siren on YouTube) Cinema Siren's reviews are published nationally on - just find your local Patch page and search keywords Cinema Siren. But to keep things easy, her reviews are also always posted right here on Check back with us regularly as there is always something new!

The Hunger Games Mockingjay: Part 1 Movie Review


Propaganda 101: The Mental Hunger Games Those dedicated fans who read all the books in The Hunger Games series need no further impetus to see Mockingjay Part 1 in theaters.  The only question relating to them is whether they will

The Theory of Everything: Leads Deserve to be Lauded

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The biopic is a very unforgiving genre in the world of movies. Pitfalls inherent to them are the predictably seen timeline from youth to success or nearly insurmountable challenge in the usual chronological order, the whitewashing of edgier aspects of

Interstellar Movie Review: Nolan’s Space Spectacle


Nolan Feels His Way to a Beautiful Brainy Blockbuster “Do not go gently into that good night. Old age should burn and rage at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” These lines from a Dylan

Cinema Siren’s Halloween Mood Movies


CINEMA SIREN’S HALLOWEEN MOOD MOVIES Halloween is for many the most enjoyable holiday of the year.  No pressure about awkward thanks to your auntie who always wins the weirdest gift award.  No parties with family members you’d avoid like the

‘Birdman’ (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): Movie Review, Trailer


Where the heck has Michael Keaton been, you may ask yourself, and who cares, anyway? See director Alehandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s spread of spectacularly broken characters in Birdman and you’ll have your answer. It includes Keaton’s starring, and possibly award-winning turn,

The Book of Life: Makes Spirits Bright

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An eye-popping kaleidoscope of color and the specificity of creative visual flourishes make this week’s 3-D animated feature release , which is inspired by Mexican folklore, Mexican folk art and El Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead),

Fury: Captures the Raw Hell of War

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Those of us who haven’t been there have all heard war is hell but the new movie Fury, written and directed by David Ayer (End of Watch)reaffirms that truism by grabbing viewers by the throat and thrusting them into it

Indie Spotlight: Pride


There is a veritable autumn forest full of movies being given wide release this weekend with something for everyone, although most of them are not particularly good.  Among them are The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr., Dracula Untold, starring Luke

Gone Girl: A Fincher Version of Family


It seems like everyone’s worst nightmare. One day your life partner disappears. Regardless of how the life you share is going, you don’t wish them to vanish from it. Add to that, the whole world thinks you have something to

The Boxtrolls: Laika wins again…more with visuals, less with story


Cinema Siren says: The Boxtrolls Brings Technical Advancements and Charming Characters to a Less Compelling Story What exactly is it about the English and cheese? From Monty Python to Wallace and Gromit to the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow