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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!

‘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

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

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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