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!

Bridge of Spies Video Review: Spies, Espionage and Spielberg


Full review transcript: BRIDGE OF SPIES, an espionage thriller, which opens nationwide on October 16th but had its premiere in LA on October 4th, is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks. they’ve worked together before to greater or

THE MARTIAN Video Review: Making Science Sexy, and Ridley Scott Successful Again


THE MARTIAN, this week’s release, is directed by Ridley Scott, who has had a less than stellar recent cinematic record, and stars Matt Damon, who, conversely seems to be in every great movie being released.  Will THE MARTIAN make science

THE WALK video review: A Slightly Off Balance Cinematic Spectacle


TRANSCRIPT of THE WALK: A Slightly Off Balance Cinematic Spectacle 2015 is the 30th anniversary of the release of director Bob Zemeckis’s Back to the Future. With this week’s release the Zemeckis directed The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as real life

Sicario Video Review: Beautifully Shot Brutality


In our new Sicario Video Review, Cinema Siren tells fans why the new film, while it may be difficult viewing, is still a must-see for Oscar watchdogs. Here is a written transcript: This week Canadian director Denis Villeneuve brings us

Black Mass Vid Review: Criminally Good or Another Depp disaster?


Transcript: There is no disputing Johnny Depp is one of the great actors of his generation, though it feels like his recent films have put that, as well as his choices in choosing roles, into question.  Will Black Mass reaffirm

Cinema Siren’s New Fall TV Shows: 2015 ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW


You need a show about what life would be like if the US lost World War II? Or perhaps a post apocalyptic story with a motorcycle-driving martial artist?  Have you missed Don Johnson in primetime?  Has the theme from The

Z for Zachariah Video Review: A Simple, Raw Chamber Drama Dressed in a Radiation Suit


With three hot actors, Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chris Pine playing the only characters in the film, it’s no wonder it was garnering such buzz at this year’s Sundance Festival. But is this post-apocalyptic character suspense-drama the living end?

TV Review BLUNT TALK: Sir Patrick Stewart Plays a Soused Disaster, and Does it Well


If you’re one of the many around the world who have long been in love with the work of master thespian Sir Patrick Stewart, hearing he has a new play or film in the works is always good news. All

American Ultra Vid Review: It’s like Cheech and Chong-Manchurian Candidate: A Romance


Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are both ubiquitous at the box office, as well as under and overrated at the same time, but there’s a reason they stay on the A-list in Hollywood. They always bring the thespian goods, and

Ricki and the Flash Review: Streep and Co. Take A Sad Song and Make it Better


A longer written review is below: Meryl Streep, or La Streep makes everything better. Ricki and the Flash partners her with Oscar winning writer Diablo Cody and Oscar winning director Jonathan Demme. Add her co-star from Sophie’s Choice Kevin Kline