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Leslie Combemale
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 79% Judy & Punch (2020) Foulkes has created a fascinating fairy tale from the female perspective, and we should all be excited to see what she brings us next.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
4/5 92% Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (2018) Kate Nash is a creative female artist who wants to make her mark doing what she believes in. Underestimate the Girlis an inspiration to all the girls out there who want to do the same.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
2.5/5 75% Military Wives (2020) Scott Thomas elevates every project, and here she nearly makes a marvel out of the mediocrity.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
4.5/5 90% Bull (2020) As Abe, Rob Morgan carries a weary self-assurance and the bone-deep wisdom of a survivor, and it's heartbreaking, in this story about found family and forgiveness.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
5/5 96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) This remarkable, transformative story, in which the director explores the relationship between the subjects, gets to deeper truths and is a soul-stirring, life-affirming watch.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
81% To the Stars (2020) With strong female leads, and a writer, director, and lots of women below the line, including a score by Heather McIntosh, To the Stars is a gentle, engaging film well-executed on all fronts.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
62% Tape (2020) There are few moments where your shoulders won't be bunched around your ears.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
4/5 57% Lost Transmissions (2020) A hard watch, Lost Transmissions takes us into the world of the suffering, without bombast and without flamboyance, in a way rarely shown onscreen.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Crestone (2020) These are Peter Pan's Lost Boys, climbing sand dunes, rapping freestyle, through clouds of pot smoke, while living in a desolate, nearly-unreachable location. Call it Lord of the Highs.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
4.5/5 98% Blow the Man Down (2020) There are shades of Fargo and Miller's Crossing, if those movies were 100% feminist. Imagine co-writer/directors Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy the Coen sisters, if you will.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
5/5 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) Absolutely required viewing for anyone who wants to know more about the history of activism for the disabled, and anyone who loves profiles of real-life heroes. ‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
80% Chichinette: The Accidental Spy (2019) It definitely starts slowly, depending on Cohn's vivacity to keep us engaged. There's a steady climb towards the last 1/2 hour, which becomes as suspenseful as the climax of a war movie. ‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/5 91% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) Though there are not enough Tom and Jerry cartoons to compensate for the darkness of Beanpole, it's an exceptional film. Just brace yourself and fortify your optimism before a viewing.‐ Cinema Siren (YouTube)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
2/5 59% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) Unless fascinated by watching actors work their way through of a deeply-flawed script, give it a pass. It is possibly a teaching aid in a class called 'Misogynistic Male Gaze 101'.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
5/5 74% The Photograph (2020) From its first moments, it's like the movie, with its underlying romantic jazz score and winning co-leads, is calling the viewers into an intimate slow dance. ‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
4/5 79% A Simple Wedding (2020) A Simple Wedding is a wonderful peek into one Iranian family's experience choosing to live with varying degrees of assimilation, while celebrating their own cultural traditions.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The cinematic equivalent of a super-sized bag of Sweet Tarts. In the hyper-colorized scenes of violence and mayhem, Margot Robbie and her co-stars grab your attention and don't let go. ‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
2.5/5 70% Bombshell (2019) Want to learn about "white feminism"? Here's your chance. Bombshell glorifies/reframes notoriously racist, homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic Fox personalities as #MeToo heroines. ‐ Cinema Siren (YouTube)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
3/5 87% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2019) A fascinating look at a woman who carved out a life as a writer in an industry that has been famously unforgiving of opinions offered by female voices.‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
3/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a fan-pleaser, a tearjerker, full of thirst, camaraderie, & woman-power. For those looking for entertainment, it delivers.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
5/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Queen & Slim flows through you from the screen like music you've rarely heard played out loud. Visceral. Transcendent. Haunting...Complex and deep, Queen & Slim is about cap L legacy. ‐ AWFJ Women on Film
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Charlie's Angels doesn't have to be perfect. It has to be fun, entertaining, and bring something new with this iteration. The stars bring it. Glam it up and go with your best gal pals!‐ Cinema Siren (YouTube)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
5/5 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) An absolutely beautiful film expertly acted and directed, with Marielle Heller's pacing allowing silences that give room for nuanced storytelling that has both heartbreak and hope. ‐ Cinema Siren (YouTube)
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
5/5 97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound is in theaters right now, and deserves your money, and your undivided attention. Film lovers who seek it will be schooled, and love every minute of it. ‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) People of compassion should seek out art offered from the perspective of those who can see the dangers of bigotry and hate because they've felt it first-hand. Also: Jojo Rabbit is an inventive, heartfelt, heartbreaking, very funny film.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
A 98% Zootopia (2016) There's so much to see, and so many little touches, that those who fall in love with it upon first viewing, and there will be many, will likely come back over and over.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
C- 53% Triple 9 (2016) When not accompanied by expository dialogue and good character development, it all becomes just so much noise and confusion.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
A- 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) As entertaining and suspenseful as it may be, Eye In The Sky asks more questions than it answers, and that's a good thing.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
B 85% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) What makes this film a delight, and frankly saves it from being just another oddball self-exploration flick, is both the way the character of Doris is written, and the spectacularly nuanced performance that Sally Field gives in the title role.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
B- 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Exceedingly uneven, alternately exasperating and exhilarating, confounding and compelling.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
A 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) It's so much deeper than the beer and bong water it's steeped in.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
B- 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Cheadle embodies Davis in every way, down to his famously furtive and mercurial physicality, his lack of eye contact and his raspy voice.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
C 57% The Sweeney - Paris (Antigang) (2015) The action is left needing to exist largely for itself... That doesn't negate the entertainment value of some impressive action set pieces, but it does remove most of the impetus to see it in addition to the first feature.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
A 97% The Dark Horse (2016) The end result shows the best of what feature filmmaking can be.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
B- 77% Keanu (2016) As a clever, kooky comedy with the expected touch of satire usually served up by its stars, Keanu is repeatedly watchable for the fans of Key and Peele, as well as fans of kittens everywhere.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
B+ 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) There is no shortage of darkness, death, and destruction in this film, but comedic touches offer welcome shifts in mood. In that, directors Anthony and Joe Russo create a nearly perfect balance.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
B 59% Money Monster (2016) This is what a movie for adults looks like, folks.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
C 55% Me Before You (2016) Through sheer force of charm alone, Claflin puts the audience into his moneyed and manicured corner, to wish him whatever happiness he and his chipper miss can muster.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
C- 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) A disappointment so pervasive that it leaves heads shaking at the end credits.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
B+ 94% Finding Dory (2016) The dip back into the flow of some of Pixar's best work building a world has its rewards.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
B+ 73% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) [The Secret Life of Pets] is all fun.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
A 94% Life, Animated (2016) Life, Animated not only celebrates the art of 2-D animation, it also shows the value and importance of visual self expression for anyone searching or yearning for connectivity.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
B 74% Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters may not be a film for the ages, but it's definitely deserving of a thumbs up...maybe even a million of them.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
C- 54% Jason Bourne (2016) It is passable, but nearly immediately forgettable.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
B- 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad is great nihilistic fun.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
B+ 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Meryl Streep, in full "I choose what roles I want to play now, and I choose to entertain" mode, brings such sweetness and authenticity to her portrayal, that she elicits fierce loyalty for Florence with the audience.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
A 97% Hell or High Water (2016) A great example of what happens when all the components of a film come together in cooperative fashion.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
A 94% Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016) It's easy to find much to appreciate in the way Norman's life is presented without too much interference by the filmmakers.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 92% Southside With You (2016) It's the sort of happy ending that makes the story of their first steps towards each other all the more compelling to watch unfold.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
2.5/5 61% The Light Between Oceans (2016) While there's repeated heartbreak, The Light Between Oceans is not as tortuous as you might imagine.‐ Cinema Siren
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019