Leah Sydney

Leah Sydney
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Showbiz 411

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is a film fan's dream come true: a charming, fun and mightily enjoyable time at the movies! Don't Miss It! - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2021
60% Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) Audiences are clamoring for a fun, bizarre and messy time at the movies ; "Venom; Let There Be Carnage" delivers! - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
86% Belfast (2021) Kenneth Branagh's "Belfast" is a true love letter to the people who stayed, who left and to all who still hold Belfast dear. "Belfast" is truly a jewel of a film. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise is a cheeky, frolicky, fun movie voyage well worth taking! Stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are off the charts charismatic, clever and entertaining! - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
67% Crisis (2021) CRISIS is a Seriously Remarkable Film About a Seriously Tragic Issue. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
100% 32 Weeks (2020) 32 Weeks is a complex indie thriller that will keep you guessing and mess with your mind. This twisty film will stick with you long after the shocking conclusion! - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
45% Fatale (2020) FATALE directed by Deon Taylor, is a terrific twisty, scary slasher/mystery ride. A guilty thriller pleasure! - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
99% Wolfwalkers (2020) Apple TV Throws Its Hat in the Oscar Animation Category with the glorious and original "Wolfwalkers" - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
100% Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story (2020) "Stuntwomen" in an entertaining, fun and clever way, shows the women behind the Stars whose contributions to TV and Film have too long been ignored. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
73% Mulan (2020) Mulan lacks the warmth, true inspiration , emotional connection and poignancy a filmgoer should expect from Disney. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
71% The One and Only Ivan (2020) 'The One And Only Ivan' hearkens back to the Disney Classics of yore. Diane Warren's breathtaking song 'Free' is destined to become a classic. Clever and poignant, 'Ivan' is a winning tale of the preciousness and sanctity of animals. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
100% Giuseppe Makes A Movie (2014) Adam Rifkin's poignant and hilarious documentary "Giuseppe Makes A Movie" follows the quixotic Guiseppe Andrews and his merry band of misfits as they try to make art with no resources but plenty of heart. Do not miss! - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
61% The Last Movie Star (2018) Adam Rifkin's Last Movie Star is a gem of a film. A cinematic tribute to Burt Reynolds with love, caustic humor and respect. Not be be missed. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
53% Four Good Days (2021) "Four Good Days"is a masterful film about the dark depths of drug addiction. Glenn Close is superb and Mila Kunis is simply a revelation." - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
73% Minamata (2021) A Riveting Film Proving Johnny Depp's Star Power Once Again - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
20% Cats (2019) "Cats" is a Purr-fectly fun and truly entertaining film. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) Shia LaBeouf's brilliant "Honey Boy" hits in the gut with humor, pathos and poignancy. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
95% The Irishman (2019) Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" is a monumental mobster masterpiece. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
67% Human Capital (2020) Edgy quirky and clever, "Human Capital" is a dramatic, twisty, intriguing movie ride. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
89% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice," showcases the trailblazer that she is because of her singular stunning voice. Weave in her gritty and smart down to earthiness, well this documentary is as extraordinary as the singer herself. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) "Yesterday" strikes all the right fantastical Beatle's chords and cannot help but bring a smile to your face. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) "Secret Life Of Pets 2" sets the bar low and achieves just that. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
87% Pavarotti (2019) "Pavarotti" Hits All the Right Nights Capturing the Out-Sized Life of a Man with Giant Appetites. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
90% Echo In the Canyon (2019) "Echo In The Canyon" is a rock music experience that is singular and not to be missed. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019) The farewell of Milch's Shakespearean "Deadwood" is a poignant and masterful film. One more triumph for the crème de la crème which is HBO. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
63% Breakthrough (2019) Chrissy Metz's performance and songwriter Diane Warren's "I'm Standing With You," lift up this genuine, moving, lovely film. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
91% Gloria Bell (2019) Moore is captivating. She and the writer/director Sebastian Lelio have created in a sense an anthem for independent women that stays with you. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2019
46% Dumbo (2019) "Dumbo's" pluses are not enough to leave audiences with any heartfelt emotion or wonder. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
93% Us (2019) Peele hits a cinematic grand slam, his oh so unique take on the current state of this country works brilliantly in "US." - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Saorise Ronan and Margot Robbie Shine in "Mary Queen of Scots." A Royal Romp with Dark Undertones. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Melissa's McCarthy playing Lee Israel is no forgery, it's the real thing. She gives a powerhouse, poignant, weaved in with her comedic caustic wit, award deserving performance. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
67% Beautiful Boy (2018) Carell's and Chalamet's performances are to be admired for sure; the rest of "Beautiful Boy," not so much. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Laugh out loud, funny, raunchy abrasive comedy with a sweet center, that being the unique puppet and human cop duo that only Melissa McCarthy can pull off. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Cher and Cher A like: "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" is a Venue for Everyone's Favorite Pop Diva. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
48% Skyscraper (2018) "Skyscraper" Reaches New Heights of Mindless Summer Popcorn Fun - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) With the scarcity of humor and the confusion of it all, the enjoyment factor is a bit elusive at times. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The dogs take on human characteristics, which makes them off the chart adorable and funny, clever and sarcastic and wholly appealing. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project could easily be a Best Picture nominee this season. Baker's direction is so fluid, and the whole movie is so organic, you feel that you've lived it through it with all the characters. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird, is in its own movie making lane, and does it all without missing anything. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
32% Home Again (2017) Reese is always appealing, but this film is clueless, sexist and at mostly just down right offensive. Sorry Reese, nothing to like here. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Bottom line: The movie is terrific, just the breath of fresh air Warners needs. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong,... is most definitely a gloried B-movie, and it smartly knows exactly what lane it's supposed to be in, which shows from the first scene. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Enchanting affection is woven into every visually lush scene. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
77% Split (2017) There are moments of true artistry in "Split." But it's uncomfortable to watch because then it falls apart and makes no sense...So sparing the obvious pun, I'm on both sides of the fence on this one. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
65% Storks (2016) A truly funny animated bundle of joy, (pardon the pun) treat co-written and directed by Nicholas Stoller. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
94% Queen of Katwe (2016) Yes it's inspirational and yes we know where it's going. Didn't stop me and many of the other jaded journalists at a recent screening from dabbing their eyes. Go see it, it's a gem. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
72% The Infiltrator (2016) Bryan Cranston just has 'it'. This now iconic character actor commands attention. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
82% Sausage Party (2016) The film surprises you because apart from being hysterically jaw dropping funny, its' ideologies and themes throughout are somehow inexplicably meaningful. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
88% Pete's Dragon (2016) This fantasy adventure captures all of the best of Disney's irresistible magic and is an experience no one should miss. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
96% Hell or High Water (2016) The complicated camaraderie and the love between the troubled brothers along with the action-thriller elements, has made this my favorite film of the year so far. - Showbiz 411 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018