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!

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: Interview with a top classical symphony, “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!”?

Margot Robbie Brings the Heat into “FOCUS”


Let’s get this out of the way, shall we?  Wow, Margot Robbie.  The white-hot actress not only creates chemistry while starring opposite Will Smith in the new release, “Focus”, but eclipses him and runs away with the whole movie.  It’s

Cinema Siren’s Oscar 2015 Predictions and Live Blog!


There isn’t one critic who doesn’t weigh in at Oscars time. We all want to guess, as do those of you who make an effort to see as many good movies every year as you can, how the Academy will

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review: Anyone who sees this movie deserves a spanking…


Would that the whole movie of Fifty Shades of Grey was as hot as Annie Lennox singing “I Put A Spell On You” as the film opens. That’s a bit like panning into a palatial mansion in the Pacific Palisades only to find the interior a ramshackle, dilapidated shell.

Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review-Get your Bond spoof on!


Kingsman: The Secret Service may set a new bar for the most diverse acts of ultra-violence in a spy flick. It’s like the twisted lovechild of a 14 year old burgeoning comic nerd and a bespoke-suited gentleman.