Author Archive for Noah S. Lee
High on spectacle and history, but low on acting caliber and story, “Pompeii” gets trapped in its own unrelenting rain of volcanic fire.
“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.
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.
“Finnigan’s War” is a reverent commemoration of the veterans of the Korean War.
Tensionless story, uninspiring lead make “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” one to skip
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.
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.
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.
Beautiful animation, engaging characterizations, excellent voice acting, and melodious music make “Frozen” a memorable, poignant treat for the whole family.
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.”