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Film Review : CAROL : The Lesbian Holiday Love Story You Didn’t Know You Needed

Film Review : CAROL : The Lesbian Holiday Love Story You Didn’t Know You Needed

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren CAROL is the 1950s lesbian love story you didn’t know you needed. It stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as a socialite and store clerk who fall in love, despite societal challenges. What makes this Todd Haynes-directed film such a beautiful piece of Sirk-soaked cinema? Watch the Cinema […]

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Film Review : TRUMBO: If McCarthyism is the Danger, Cranston’s TRUMBO the Cure

Film Review : TRUMBO: If McCarthyism is the Danger, Cranston’s TRUMBO the Cure

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren The face of character actor Bryan Cranston, though one of the most well known and respected character actors in Hollywood, will be forever emblazoned in our minds as Walter White of Breaking Bad.  That should be a flamboyant enough calling card to give him cart blanche for any […]

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Film Review : “The Martian” : Making Science Sexy and Ridley Scott Successful?

Film Review : “The Martian” : Making Science Sexy and Ridley Scott Successful?

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren “The Martian” tells the story of Mark Watney (Matt Damon) an astronaut accidentally left behind and forced to survive on the barren landscape of Mars. With striking visuals and compelling performances from both Matt Damon and the rest of the cast, does “The Martian” rescue its director […]

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Film Review : Johnny Depp in “Black Mass”

Film Review : Johnny Depp in “Black Mass”

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Johnny Depp partners with Joel Edgerton and Benedict Cumberbatch in the crime drama “Black Mass” about James Whitey Bulger and his unholy alliance with the FBI.  But is it too blood-soaked for the Box Office? Will this turn things around for down-on-his-luck Depp? Watch Cinema Siren’s review […]

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Film Review : “Z for Zachariah” : Three A-listers Go Indie

Film Review : “Z for Zachariah” : Three A-listers Go Indie

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine are all at the top of their game. One could argue Ejiofor has been at it the longest (although for Pine it’s “All in the Family”, since his dad was career character actor Robert Pine) All involved in “Z for […]

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Film Review : “American Ultra” Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Kirsten Stewart Hits Theaters This Weekend

Film Review : “American Ultra” Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Kirsten Stewart Hits Theaters This Weekend

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren This weekend “American Ultra” hits the theaters…How about a movie that’s basically “Cheech and Chong: The Manchurian Candidates: A Love Story”? Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart play potheads trying to stay alive in this action comedy romance mash-up. Can they get people out to see them and […]

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Film Review : Does Meryl Streep & Team Make “Ricki and the Flash” Music to Our Ears…?

Film Review : Does Meryl Streep & Team Make “Ricki and the Flash” Music to Our Ears…?

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren 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 and her own daughter playing her daughter onscreen, and it should be music […]

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Comic-Confidential: SDCC 2015 in Review

Comic-Confidential: SDCC 2015 in Review

Our Film Critic Cinema Siren went to San Diego Comic-Con so you didn’t have to. She’s magnanimous that way. Actually, she had two panels to moderate, art clients to meet, press to conduct, (like her interview with the cast and director for “Pride and Prejudice” and “Zombies”) and general mayhem to avoid or choose to […]

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Film Review : “Trainwreck” – Director Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Partner for a Tart & Very Funny More Advanced Rom-Com

Film Review : “Trainwreck” – Director Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer Partner for a Tart & Very Funny More Advanced Rom-Com

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Director Judd Apatow and actor/screenwriter/comedian 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, “Trainwreck”. Watch Cinema Siren’s review here, including interviews with the cast, and find out […]

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Film Review: “Infinitely Polar Bear” & Exclusive Interview

Film Review: “Infinitely Polar Bear” & Exclusive Interview

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Writer/director Maya Forbes mines her own life in this charming, moving indie “Infinitely Polar Bear”, starring Mark Ruffalo. What is it like having a father that is both fun and uncontrollable? When kids need to become the adult does it scar them for life?  In writer/director Maya […]

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Film Review : “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” – A Favorite Film of 2015 So Far

Film Review :  “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” – A Favorite Film of 2015 So Far

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren INDIE SPOTLIGHT: While most moviegoers will be watching dinosaurs this weekend, maybe you’re up for some coming-of-age sweetness that swept the  awards at the Sundance Film Festival this year!  Check out Cinema Siren’s review of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl here, complete with interviews with […]

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Film Review : “Jurassic World” – Clumsy but Still Has Teeth

Film Review : “Jurassic World” – Clumsy but Still Has Teeth

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Back in 1993 Steven Spielberg released what has become a new classic with the feature film version of writer Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. A potentially worthy sequel to this beloved favorite, Jurassic World has been one of the most anticipated movies in recent years.  Does it measure […]

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