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!

Hail Caesar! Review: A Silly Sublime Silver Screen Send-up


Read the full transcript: It’s February, time for the first good movies of 2016 to come out.  Enter HAIL CAESAR!, a Coen Brothers comedy about old Hollywood, starring Josh Brolin and George Clooney, and featuring Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, Channing

THE FINEST HOURS Review: Wonderful or Waterlogged?


Cinema Siren reviews Disney’s new release based on the unbelievably true story of the daring and heroic rescue in 1952 by the Coast Guard. The real event is exciting, and inspiring. Do Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Holliday Granger, Ben Foster

45 YEARS Review: Painting a Landscape of Love and Longing


Releasing into art house theaters this weekend is one of the most shining examples of depth and power in independent filmmaking, 45 YEARS. As with many independents, 45 YEARS is not Short Attention Span Theater, but rather has enough faith in its audience to reveal itself slowly. It is worth every moment.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi: Michael Bay Bombs, but the Actors Bring the Bravery Home


13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi presents the “true story” of what happened during the attacks on the US compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, from the perspective of the compound defenders. Does Michael Bay’s penchant for

SON OF SAUL Review & Exclusive Interview: Will this Hungarian film wow The Academy as it did Cannes?


Just before the Academy Award nomination announcements is the perfect time to find out more about one of the contenders with the most buzz. Our Cinema Siren sits down with SON OF SAUL director László Nemes, & star Géza Röhrig to talk about the critically acclaimed Hungarian film.

DiCaprio Captivates as Wile E. Coyote of the Wild-Why Movie Lovers Must See THE REVENANT now


A brutally violent epic of determination and redemption, THE REVENANT is such a stunningly gorgeous, yet hauntingly powerful film, it deserves the many kudos and awards it’s likely to rack up in the next few months.

Cinema Siren’s Top Ten Movies of 2015


What a year! Some supposed blockbusters fell flat and others broke records.  Lots of indie films got the audiences they were hoping for, while others still need our help.  One particularly great thing happened this year: a conversation in and

Top 10 Movie Posters and Campaigns of 2015 by film expert Leslie Combemale


Below you’ll find a written transcript of the video, AS WELL AS added opinions and thoughts from Andrea Alvin and Bill McCloskey–so do a cinema sister a solid and watch then read The past is the past.  As someone who

The Good Dinosaur: Prime Pixar or Jurassic Junk?


Full transcript with additional information on the film: This Thanksgiving weekend, Pixar brings us THE GOOD DINOSAUR.  Their June 19th release INSIDE OUT has already had a huge amount of success.  Will THE GOOD DINOSAUR follow suit? In this world,

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Movie Review: Calling all Girl Geeks and Zombie fans!


Full transcript with additional information on the film: There has never been a more important time for female film fans to support movie releases that star women in strong roles.  With all the deserved brouhaha about women in film, directors,