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 Patch.com - 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 ArtInsightsMagazine.com. Check back with us regularly as there is always something new!

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies~Review

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You know you’re a Tolkien geek when you spend a half hour with fellow critics arguing the relative merits and absolute worthiness of The Hobbit vsThe Lord of the Rings series by Peter Jackson. Cinema Siren’s position is: One needn’t

The Imitation Game: Terrific Film brings Deserved Attention to Turing

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Known as the father of theoretical computer science, during WW2 Turing was not someone who fought in the trenches, but he was no less a genuine war hero. Winston Churchill said that Alan Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany. Cumberbatch catches his essence perfectly in The Imitation Game…

2014 WAFCA Awards Winners ~ Cinema Siren’s Take

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I try to avoid watching sports where the losers sit on the field looking dejected and bummed out.  I am aware of the fact that they worked like hell out there, and it seems unfair everyone can’t win…but that’s life. So

Wild for Reese Witherspoon

Maybe 2014 has been an ever-escalating, all positive journey of good things for a few of you, but for a lot of folks it’s been a tough and bumpy road. Particularly this year, these last few weeks of December are

Penguins of Madagascar: These DreamWorks Birds Try but Can’t Fly

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  Penguins of Madagascar has giggles and chuckles enough to satisfy those looking for a mild diversion. Sadly, It leaves animation fans who love the penguins from previous movies feeling disappointed by frenetic plotting and decidedly inconsistent character development. The whole

The Hunger Games Mockingjay: Part 1 Movie Review

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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