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!

The Age of Adaline Review: Is pretty enough to save a romance movie?

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    Cinema Siren-The Age of Adaline review:  the counter programming to Avengers: The Age of Ultron. So much pretty and so little real substance. Thank goddess for the older actors. And who greenlit that narration? Watch it now! [cinemasiren] Want



What happens when a genius plays God? Are his creations his to destroy? Writer Alex Garland’s first feature as director examines artificial intelligence, morality, and the future in Ex Machina. Cinema Siren critiques this tense, fascinating film and has an

Clouds of Sils Maria film review: Kristen Stewart & Juliette Binoche-powerful women on film


  Want an awesome indie supporting women? Kristen Stewart won a Best Supporting Actress Cesar Award for Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche and costarring Chloe Moretz. Cinema Siren reviews this character drama about the passage of time, aging,

Furious 7: Trailer, Review, and Interviews

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Cinema Siren reviews Furious 7, which is dedicated to Paul Walker, and boasts a diverse cast, more explosions, races, and fights than ever before! Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russel, Ludacris, Gal Gadot, Tony Jaa, and

Danny Collins Movie Review

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Three great stage actors in one movie: Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale and Christopher Plummer…Did you know Al wrote a fan letter to Christopher Plummer? That Bobby Cannavale used to bless his opening night by saying Al would come to the

Seymour: An Introduction- Review and Trailer


There is something as resonant and beautiful in a wise authentic person, someone who genuinely walks his talk, as there is the sounding of a single note on a Steinway piano. When life or music are played with passion and

The Divergent Series: Insurgent-Video Review & Interviews


Insurgent has good acting, great action, even better special effects, but still goes wrong.  Find out why in Cinema Siren’s review:   Here is the written transcript: We get it.  The future is awful.  It seems like no matter what

The London Symphony Orchestra: film scores interview with “The Star Wars Orchestra”


Leslie Combemale, aka Cinema Siren, went to London to speak with Sue Mallett, Director of Planning, and Matthew Gibson, a longtime member of the orchestra, about their experience with the LSO and film music. They talk John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, Abbey Road, and best of all, classical music in the 21st century.

Disney’s Cinderella Movie Review: Magical, Sweet, & Snark-Free


Kenneth Branagh unabashedly brings the best kind of Disney joy, and he’s gotten help doing it from the very best folks working in every aspect of filmmaking. The biggest triumph of Cinderella is there isn’t a shred of cynicism, snark, or satire to be found in its 105 minutes

CHAPPiE Film Review: So bad it’s Rad


CHAPPiE needs one and all to leave practicality, a desire for authentic social statements, and distaste for over-the-top story and character at home. If you can’t do that, stay home yourself.

But can you say, “That was horrible. I loved it!”?