Noah S. Lee

Film review: Past, present don’t mesh in Allen’s latest

Film review: Past, present don’t mesh in Allen’s latest

“Blue Jasmine” benefits from having Cate Blanchett in the lead role and a colorful supporting cast, but the so-so story and the difficulty in discerning the past and the present thwart its strive to become something much greater.

Film Review: ‘The Wolverine’ shows signs of life

Film Review: ‘The Wolverine’ shows signs of life

Hugh Jackman gives Wolverine depth and emotion, but film’s climax falls short

Film review: Willis still has the moves in ‘Red 2’

Film review: Willis still has the moves in ‘Red 2’

A lighthearted, enjoyable action comedy that knows what it’s doing, “Red 2” delivers the goods as genuine popcorn entertainment.

Film review: ‘Pacific Rim’ is colosally good

Film review: ‘Pacific Rim’ is colosally good

Powered by sophisticated special effects, breathtaking action, a straightforward yet captivating story, and trustworthy ensemble performances, “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim” is colossal entertainment that will blow your mind over and over again.

Film review: ‘The Lone Ranger’ rides again

Film review: ‘The Lone Ranger’ rides again

“The Lone Ranger” has everything money can buy to relive the glory days of the Western—only to squander its trainload of freshly mined silver on a directionless plot, an uneven tone, inflated action sequences, and a not so legendary cast.

Film review: ‘White House Down’ blows it with mindless, unimaginative showing

Film review: ‘White House Down’ blows it with mindless, unimaginative showing

“White House Down” is mindless, unimaginative and all over the place — and that’s exactly how Roland Emmerich feels big screen entertainment for the masses should be, whether we like it or not.

Film review: There’s much to do about this ‘nothing’

Film review: There’s much to do about this ‘nothing’

Joss Whedon (“The Avengers”) directs an expressive contemporary adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” while respecting its literary roots, while Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof deliver eye-catching lead performances.

FIlm review: ‘The East’ is engaging thriller

FIlm review: ‘The East’ is engaging thriller

Thought provoking and topical, “The East” blends emotional tension and suspense to create an absorbing thriller that also manages to be socially conscious without being preachy.

Film review: Superman bends, but doesn’t break

Film review: Superman bends, but doesn’t break

Although it’s not quite as indestructible as we’d like it to be, “Man of Steel” triumphs as an action-packed summer movie, distinguished by its sensation and scope.

Film review: Leave the porch light off

Film review: Leave the porch light off

The far-fetched futuristic concept, hollow acting, and empty scares of “The Purge” don’t justify its high body count and grievous attempts to tackle any questions regarding the dark side of humanity.