Author Archive for Noah S. Lee

Film review: The man in the machine

Film review: The man in the machine

A digital Depp is interesting to watch but some connection is lost in ‘Transcendence’

Filmmakers Jason Blum and Mike Flanagan talk “Oculus”

“Oculus” opens in theaters this week and anybody who loves a scary time will get what they ask for. As someone who isn’t a big fan of horror films, I can assure you this one has what it takes to succeed as disturbingly well-made entertainment.

Film Review: ‘Oculus’ scares are in the eye of the beholder

Film Review: ‘Oculus’ scares are in the eye of the beholder

“Oculus” is a brilliant and eerie nightmare.

Film review: ‘Cap’ packs a good punch

Film review: ‘Cap’ packs a good punch

With its strong cast, great action sequences and suspenseful atmosphere, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” triumphs as commendable blockbuster entertainment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Film review: ‘Sabotage’ is an arresting disappointment

Film review: ‘Sabotage’ is an arresting disappointment

Even with Schwarzenegger leading the charge, “Sabotage” bites the dust.

Film review: Best to diverge away from ‘Divergent’

Film review: Best to diverge away from ‘Divergent’

“Divergent” tries to come into its own but fails in its strive for individuality, all because it can’t recognize the absence of color and depth within its uninteresting personality.

Film review: Feel the need?

Film review: Feel the need?

Turbo-charged fun fuels throwback to 1960s and ‘70s car films  

Film review: Once more unto the breach

Film review: Once more unto the breach

“300: Rise of an Empire” revels in its ancestor’s distinctive blood-soaked glory, and therefore wins over fans thirsting to see Greece and Persia do battle again.

Film review: No need to board ‘Non-Stop’

Film review: No need to board ‘Non-Stop’

“Non-Stop” is a passable airplane thriller, designed to entertain while up in the air and to be forgotten once disembarking.

For Ron Banks the cabaret is very personal

Cabaret Caccia is currently in its 2014 season, and performances are being held on select Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Encinitas Library.