Cinema Siren

Cinema Siren is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Leslie Combemale
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Love, Antosha (2019) Leslie Combemale Love, Antosha is a worthy document of one person's very full but all-too-short life, and a reminder for us all to leave behind people who speak of us with love and reverence. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 Blinded by the Light (2019) Leslie Combemale Are you willing to countenance brazen, joyful sentimentality in the form of impromptu Springsteen street-singing? We might all benefit from this celebration of optimism right now. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 Jurassic World (2015) Leslie Combemale There are still enough moments of excitement and wonder to inspire audiences to take the dino-bait and commit to seeing Jurassic World through to the end. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 Focus (2015) Leslie Combemale You could do worse than sitting still for the solid entertainment and frothy brain twists in Focus. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/5 Chappie (2015) Leslie Combemale 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. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
5/5 Selma (2014) Leslie Combemale As director, DuVernay employs a style of storytelling... that makes it possible for audiences to find the film engrossing, entertaining, and educational. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 Black Sea (2014) Leslie Combemale While not breaking new ground cinematically, ultimately this is a good yarn, a tense two hour potential catharsis. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 Jupiter Ascending (2015) Leslie Combemale Expect the need to stifle the occasional misplaced giggle. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Leslie Combemale Kingsman deserves audiences as enthusiastic as those involved in making the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
1/5 Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Leslie Combemale There is little more critical than to say a third of the film had people laughing at dialogue, and the other two thirds wiggling in their seats, not from discomfort or innervation, but from boredom. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Odd Thomas (2013) Leslie Combemale Yelchin's performance and the plot as a whole, as well as the mix of romance and quirky comedy horror makes the story interesting to follow and the ending hard to predict. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
The Horde (2009) Leslie Combemale It has excitement and character development mixed with the appropriate amount of gore. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Leslie Combemale A mix of horror and psychological thriller, we become enmeshed in Pullman's struggle, and as things get worse for him, the audience stays invested and hopeful he will overcome the horrors surrounding him. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Nosferatu (1922) Leslie Combemale One of the best and most beautiful horror classics. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
The Cat and the Canary (1927) Leslie Combemale All the expressive faces and pauses you'd expect from the silent era, but you can see the inspiration for later films that used the style and production design from this delightfully spooky, occasionally funny and well-plotted feature. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Black Sunday (1960) Leslie Combemale Rose the bar for all directors of the horror genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
The Fly (1958) Leslie Combemale A must for all monster movie fans. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 Nightcrawler (2014) Leslie Combemale Gyllenhaal's Lou Bloom may not have visible fangs, but he'd give any movie monster an authentic run for their money. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/5 Horns (2013) Leslie Combemale If you yearn for a horror film trying to offer something new, Horns will certainly keep your interest. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4.5/5 Interstellar (2014) Leslie Combemale Christopher Nolan more than deserves however much money the studios are willing to keep giving him to make these brainy beautiful blockbusters. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 The Theory of Everything (2014) Leslie Combemale The Theory of Everything is an interesting story about a genius, but it will be the performances by the Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones that will stay with you. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014) Leslie Combemale Director Francis Lawrence gets to the meat of what all The Hunger Games are about in Mockingjay part 1. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/5 Penguins of Madagascar (2014) Leslie Combemale Penguins of Madagascar is a passably entertaining time at the multiplex, with inspired moments offered by the four lead penguins. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4.5/5 Wild (2014) Leslie Combemale Thanks for pulling a movie like this together, Reese. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4.5/5 The Imitation Game (2014) Leslie Combemale It is watchable and entertaining but more importantly it's a movie that reveals to the world a man who's achievements many more should celebrate. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Leslie Combemale The casting has always seemed perfect, but we see how adeptly Freeman finds authentic resolve in the mannerisms and quirks we've come to expect as he has inhabited his character. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Into the Woods (2014) Leslie Combemale It is also necessary to give props to the amazing music and congratulate all the actors who took on very complicated songs and made them their own. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) Leslie Combemale The actors clearly know how to fit into this graphic noir world, and are a great reason to see this quasi-sequel. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3/5 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013) Leslie Combemale The writing and the acting, in combination, carry truth to a rarely represented experience in life into the darkness of a movie theater. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 The Boxtrolls (2014) Leslie Combemale While in terms of story, this isn't the best fare offered up by Laika... It is still a rewarding visual experience, is charming enough to keep the attention of their fans, and represents yet more creative advancement. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 Gone Girl (2014) Leslie Combemale Gone Girl sticks with you, with its rumination on marriage, on media, and moveable moralities. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4.5/5 Pride (2014) Leslie Combemale The very best part of Pride, apart from it committing this heroism to celluloid, is the amazing cast called upon to do so. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 Fury (2014) Leslie Combemale Fury will stay with you, and will long be remembered as one of the best and most authentic character-driven feature films on WWII. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 The Book of Life (2014) Leslie Combemale My rapt attention for the duration of an animated feature is hard won, and the visual inventiveness of Jorge Gutierrez's The Book of Life certainly deserved it. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Leslie Combemale It is Keaton's portrayal that drives the movie, and makes it so memorable. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4.5/5 Filth (2013) Leslie Combemale Somehow, though, the film itself becomes like a drug, and seeing it and the lead character's personal journey through to the end becomes like a compulsion. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Leslie Combemale This is the best we've seen from Tom Cruise in years, and Emily Blunt wears her heroism well. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Leslie Combemale It is spectacular. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
1/5 Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Leslie Combemale If you are determined to see Transformers: The Age of Extinction, here are some suggestions: Bring earplugs, medication for what may be your first experience with Restless Leg Syndrome, and a pre-1960s misogyny. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Leslie Combemale Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the tonic that proves brilliant, deep films can be made by a Hollywood major. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
4.5/5 Boyhood (2014) Leslie Combemale It is a fearless experiment by one of the most groundbreaking directors of our time. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 Calvary (2014) Leslie Combemale A film of such immense and quirky beauty that it is destined to be a cult favorite. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Leslie Combemale Guardians also has both humor and genuine poignancy. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
4.5/5 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Leslie Combemale An exciting film that expertly uses modern moviemaking techniques, yet relatively minimal CGI, to meld aspects of the best classic espionage thrillers of the '70s and the fast-paced action of the current superhero flicks. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
3.5/5 Rio 2 (2014) Leslie Combemale Really this all results in just a beautifully rendered feature offering lots of lighthearted fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
2.5/5 Transcendence (2014) Leslie Combemale It is the sort of movie where you will know the moment it defeats itself, but will still appreciate and respect the effort in the trying. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
1/5 Brick Mansions (2014) Leslie Combemale The story is laughable, the plot unbelievable, and the characterizations so broad, if they were targets we could shoot, they'd all be dead in the first five minutes. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
1/5 The Other Woman (2014) Leslie Combemale A vast disappointment. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
2.5/5 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Leslie Combemale The Amazing Spider-man 2 can serve to entertain, especially if you love 3D and special effects interspersed with the occasional expertly acted scene. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
4.5/5 Locke (2013) Leslie Combemale It is no surprise Locke won Steven Knight the British Independent Film Award for best screenplay. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019