Author Archive for Noah S. Lee

Film Review: Love tale fizzles

Film Review: Love tale fizzles

“Winter’s Tale” sports elegant visuals and has its beautiful moments, but its thematically overstuffed romance, due in no small part to underdeveloped supernatural aspects and several cases of miscasting, falls short of a tale worth telling.

Film review: The building blocks for a good movie

Film review: The building blocks for a good movie

Zipping with energetic heart and undeniable fun, “The Lego Movie” is well-built entertainment for the whole family, and a dream come true for Lego fans.

Documentary on Korean War breaks silence for veterans

Documentary on Korean War breaks silence for veterans

“Finnigan’s War” is a reverent commemoration of the veterans of the Korean War.

Film Review: The spy that leaves you cold

Film Review: The spy that leaves you cold

Tensionless story, uninspiring lead make “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” one to skip

Film review: Something in the way she moves him

Film review: Something in the way she moves him

The wise and sweet “Her” has more than a few remarkable things to say about love and relationships in a modern world, due in no small part to Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson’s captivating performances.

Film Review: ‘American Hustle’ a charming semi-serious, semi-funny character study

Film Review: ‘American Hustle’ a charming semi-serious, semi-funny character study

Despite its greater focus on cast performances instead of plot, which can be all too noticeable, at times, “American Hustle” is a charming semi-serious, semi-funny 1970s character study in which its strength outweighs what may or may not be its weakness.

Film review: A spectacular journey worth taking with ‘Hobbit’ sequel

Film review: A spectacular journey worth taking with ‘Hobbit’ sequel

A significant improvement when compared to its predecessor, “The Desolation of Smaug” takes the audience on an even more spectacular dramatic adventure into Middle-earth.

Disney’s magic is in full display with ‘Frozen’

Disney’s magic is in full display with ‘Frozen’

Beautiful animation, engaging characterizations, excellent voice acting, and melodious music make “Frozen” a memorable, poignant treat for the whole family.

Film review: Sequel’s spark ignites new fire  in ‘The Hunger Games’ series

Film review: Sequel’s spark ignites new fire in ‘The Hunger Games’ series

Thanks to a compelling performance by Jennifer Lawrence, as well as expertly handled set pieces and character drama, “Catching Fire” is a worthy sequel to “The Hunger Games.”

Film review: Humor, action run rampant in ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Film review: Humor, action run rampant in ‘Thor: The Dark World’

“Thor: The Dark World” surpasses its predecessor in terms of action-packed grandiosity, brief moments of comedy, and intriguing character arcs, and stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston never stop at being their best.