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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 Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby “THEM” Review: Of Love and Loss

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Monumental loss is, and ever will be, the most tortuous and excruciating experience most will ever go through in their lifetime.  Having had the experience myself, I call it ‘the club no one wants to join.”  Conversely, no one would

Cinema Siren Movie Review Vault

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Cinema Siren is proud to have been a nationally syndicated film critic since all the way back in 2011, and as my tagline says, to guide film lovers through a sea of celluloid. Here for your interest and amusement, and


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Fall signals the coming of not only new tv offerings, but the beginning of a slew of movies with performances guaranteed to at least tempt the roving eye of the almighty Academy. The biopic, with its focus on victory over

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For: Cinema Siren says gloriously graphic, too bad they killed plot in the process. Eva Green’s breasts should have their own screen credit in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the new hyper-stylized



INDIE SPOTLIGHT: CALVARY Cinema Siren says Actor Gleeson and director McDonagh Make this Catholic tale Universal Calvary, as written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, with its bizarre humor, juxtaposed bleakness and cynical optimism, its depth and authenticity, is a

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: James Gunn’s Grootin’ Tootin’ Space Cowboys Hit the Marvel Blockbuster Bullseye


On Awesome Mix Volume 1, the mixtape basis for the ’70s songs weaved through Guardians of the Galaxy as its soundtrack, it isn’t just Ooga Chaka Ooga Ooga Ooga Chaka from “Hooked on A Feeling” that will ear worm its way into

INDIE SPOTLIGHT — BOYHOOD review: Not just a slice of life, but the whole pie


Cinema Siren says: It’s not just a slice of life, it’s the whole pie. If you Sirenauts haven’t heard about the latest cinematic darling to critics the world over, allow Cinema Siren to introduce you to Boyhood, which with over



Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is so surprising in its excellence, its depth, beauty, and substance, it is hard to oversell to anyone with the remotest interest in seeing it, and almost incumbent upon us as reviewers to get a few cynics and naysayers into theater seats. Potential audiences can rise their expectations from wherever they lay, as cinematically, it breaks new ground and raises the bar in almost every way.

The Art of John Alvin: Top 10 Movie Posters


There are so many anniversaries for great movies this year. Part of the list includes the 40th for Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, and the 20th for the great Disney 2D film, The Lion King.

Those movies all features one-sheet posters by artist John Alvin.

Now let’s count down the 10 best images from the hundreds of movie posters he created…

Transformers: The Age of Extinction-Lobotomus Prime


Potential audiences of all stripes be warned: time spent watching Transformers: The Age of Extinction will feel like an age, and by the second hour, you’ll pray for extinction.