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!

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

Shaun the Sheep Movie Review: It’s Bleating Good!


  If you’d like to read the longer more detailed Shaun the Sheep Movie Review, here it is: I have loved the BAFTA winning Shaun the Sheep TV show ever since it premiered in England in 2007.  The endearing leader of

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Looking Undead and Delightful at SDCC 2015


The storied beginnings of the novel ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ has been relayed many times. Seth Grahame-Smith got a call from his editor, who said he had only a few words to describe an idea, and he’d either love it or

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Video Review


  What makes another Mission Impossible film worth seeing almost 20 years after the first in the franchise? Cinema Siren tells you in this spoiler-free review that talks about Simon Pegg, the power of Oscar winning writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, Ving

Paper Towns Movie Review: Real friendships Live There, Make it Worth a Trip


Paper Towns Movie Review: Real friendships Live There, Making it Worth a Trip Paper Towns appears to be a fairly conventional Indie teen romance with a bit of mystery.  Is it more? If so, why?  The film is based on

Comic-Confidential SDCC 2015 in Review


Comic-Confindential SDCC 2015 in Review All the press about Comic-Con in the past few weeks, and now it’s more than a week since they were striking all the sets in downtown San Diego. Cinema Siren offers the perspective of a

TRAINWRECK Review & Interviews: Worth Getting Onboard


Director Judd Apatow and actor/screenwriter Amy Schumer partner to advance the genre of Rom-com to a place where both men and women enjoy it equally, in this tart, very funny, yet ultimately formulaic film.  Watch Cinema Siren’s review here,, including