David Noh

David Noh

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International
Total Reviews:
1319

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—— Hollidaysburg (2014) " ...although really nothing new under the sun, there are enough bright and well-observed aspects of Hollidaysburg to make it one of the better coming-of-age sagas of late." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2014
25% The Scribbler (2014) " With its endless edginess and unhealthy obsession with madness at its most flamboyant, The Scribbler strains to be a cult film, but even the most diehard lovers of cinema strangeness may find it ultimately too nonsensical and needlessly overwrought." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 18, 2014
83% Altina (2014) " It was an amazing life, but surprisingly, it does not register excitingly on film. The approach is uninspired and prosaic, too much the work of a dutiful family member than intensely probing and revelatory." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
13% The Man on Her Mind (2014) " Cutesiness carried to nauseating extremes." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
50% The Pirates (2014) " For the undemanding, like Korean mass audiences who reportedly made this the most-seen film in their history, this will serve." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
61% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) " Tragic star-crossed lovers are centrally featured here, but the writing and handling are so annoyingly arch and arty that you don't care a fig about them." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 9, 2014
61% My Old Lady (2014) " Appealing performances and an engaging premise, not to mention Paris looking its most glorious, are assets here, but too much gloom in the final act brings the party down." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2014
7% The Identical (2014) " There's a whole lot of Bible-banging in this film, produced by the faith-based City of Peace Films, and while one wants to remain as open-minded as possible about it, the results are pretty dire." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 5, 2014
71% Kelly & Cal (2014) " There's an awful lot to like in this funny, sensitive and quirky little May-December romance." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 4, 2014
83% Patema Inverted (2014) " Yasuhiro Yoshiura has fashioned an ingenious animated fable, rooted in scientific phenomena which will stir the imaginations of adults and kids alike, challenging as it might be at times for the latter demographic." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 29, 2014
36% Last Weekend (2014) " A sort of modern Chekhovian study of family tensions over a country weekend, this indie drama is very pretty to look at and at times disarming, but needed more punch." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 28, 2014
78% Kundo: Age of the Rampant (2014) " Gorgeously photographed, edited with a crackle, lavishly populated and designed, this is a sheer non-mind-taxing crowd-pleaser" — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 28, 2014
54% Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014) " It's all way too much, for in his desire to be comprehensive, Harris plumb forgets that less would have been more." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 27, 2014
62% May In The Summer (2014) " Dabis has concocted a fairly engaging family dramedy, which would have been a lot better if her own character weren't such a paragon." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 22, 2014
90% To Be Takei (2014) " The kaleidoscopic life of the Enterprise's chauffeur - an Asian and gay showbiz pioneer - is explored in this entertaining but diffuse documentary." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 22, 2014
—— The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014) " A huge box-office success overseas, this epic-in-every-way impresses through its sheer mass and volume." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 18, 2014
—— The Word (2014) " A basic cheapness, both of intent and execution, pervades this thriller queasily centered around a child's kidnapping and murder." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2014
87% The Trip To Italy (2014) " Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon work hard to be funny in this ultimate piece of luxuriant fluff requiring a surfeit of viewer indulgence." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2014
71% Jealousy (2014) " We've seen it all before, too many times, in Paris, in black-and-white or color: This entry adds nothing to an already overstocked genre." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2014
40% Life After Beth (2014) " Writer-director Jeff Baena maintains a tongue-in-cheek attitude throughout that it so ironic it undermines audience engagement. He might have been able to carry it off had the movie been in any way funny, but it isn't." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 12, 2014
100% Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014) " An intriguing, often highly poetic documentary that is almost the equal of its turbulent genius of a subject." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2014
9% After (2014) " Family drama set in upstate New York and revolving around a devastating secret which ultimately rings as hollow as the film itself." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2014
27% The Maid's Room (2014) " Initially gripping, in a Hitchcock/Ozon way, this atmospheric thriller turns banal and unconvincing in its second half." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2014
47% About Alex (2014) " This callow but pretentious reunion of college buddies would have better been kept a strictly private affair." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 7, 2014
83% Rich Hill (2014) " This study of teens trying to make it in a very depressed and depressing heartland would have benefitted from more hard info and less pictorial meandering." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 31, 2014
47% War Story (2014) " Infuriatingly slow, enervating and basically empty contemplation of war's impact, and a waste of the formidable talent of a gallant Catherine Keener." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 30, 2014
—— The Divine Move (2014) " Excessive violence and off-the-wall plotting undermine an intriguing game-based premise." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 25, 2014
18% And So It Goes (2014) " As generic as its title, this comedy aimed squarely at "mature" audiences may find itself roundly rejected by seniors, if they have any taste." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 24, 2014
77% A Letter to Momo (2014) " Literally beset by goblins, this strained animated effort should have concentrated on the human elements of its story rather than the supernatural." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 23, 2014
83% A Master Builder (2014) " A personal project which should have stayed personal, this turgid yet flat Ibsen adaptation is third-time unlucky for Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 22, 2014
63% Fanny (2014) " "Classic" is a word all too casually bandied about, but for Daniel Auteuil's screen adaptation of this beloved French trilogy it is completely apropos. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 17, 2014
71% Alive Inside (2014) " Incredibly moving and powerful documentary about combatting Alzheimer's with music. Without the use of a single CGI effect, you see literal miracles happening here." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 17, 2014
100% Underwater Dreams (2014) " As captivating as it is important, Mary Mazzio's seemingly modest tract about immigration achievement grabs you by the heart, as it grows and grows into something big and vital." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 10, 2014
96% Wrinkles (2014) " Literally dedicated to "all the old people of today, and of tomorrow," this animated look at aging is deeply humanistic, immensely moving, often hilarious and quite, quite wonderful." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 7, 2014
56% Marius (2014) " Utterly delightful, almost uncanny in its perfect period confidence and brio, this is a reminder once more of why we love French films." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 3, 2014
68% Me and You (2014) " Bernardo Bertolucci's most negligible effort to date, in which he takes a familiar - for him - premise and does very little with it." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 3, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) " As sad as its finale was, the life of film critic Roger Ebert had as much incident, drama and joy as any ten movies he ever reviewed, and this completely absorbing doc tells his deeply human story with rare truth and beauty." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 30, 2014
88% Siddharth (2014) " Unfortunately, Mehta does not retain a firm grip on his storyline and the film, perhaps too enraptured by the bustlingly colorful locales of India, which are featured in lengthy, dialogue-less passages, becomes rather meandering." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 26, 2014
52% Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) " The script is a chaotic morass of mixed intentions, often forsaking what would really appeal to a young child in favor of cynical attempts to keep their parents awake." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 26, 2014
43% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " Melancholy and elegiac in the most evocative of ways, Jalil Lespert's biopic has brought the life of fashion genius Yves Saint Laurent to the screen in a way that manages to be ever-tasteful as well as piquantly provocative." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 24, 2014
30% I Am I (2014) " Towne's premise is, to say the least, a bit trying, and she does not help matters by presenting it in such a grimly purposeful manner, devoid of any relieving black humor one would think inherent in her material." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 12, 2014
100% Burning Bush (2014) " Don't be daunted by its length -- this historically rooted poetical thriller based on the events of the Prague Spring has a rare intelligence and drive that make the hours fairly fly by." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 10, 2014
92% The Case Against 8 (2014) " What could easily have been a yawn-inducing assemblage of dry legalities is instead a profoundly moving, radiantly smart documentary about the fight for gay marriage." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2014
89% Test (2014) " ...not a whole hell of a lot happens in writer-director Chris Mason Johnson's Test, which looks particularly thin after the recent HBO debut of Larry Kramer's AIDS-themed The Normal Heart." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2014
55% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " 1980s nostalgia again, served up family-style, but all too wanly." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2014
83% Dormant Beauty (2014) " The result is one huge cinematic morass of gloom, largely unleavened by any redeeming humor -- however black -- or true empathy." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2014
27% Burning Blue (2014) " This stiff saga of gays in the military, with its manly men being manly together, evokes that tale of repression Brokeback Mountain, while somehow being much less homoerotic than Top Gun." — Film Journal International
Posted Jun 5, 2014
60% The Grand Seduction (2014) " The Grand Seduction is a bit on the preciously twee side - there's a surfeit of boozy old codgers here - and lacks the whimsical enchantment which lit similar conceits... but overall it's entertaining enough." — Film Journal International
Posted May 28, 2014
—— The Fatal Encounter (2014) " Lavish, long and impressive, but this epic torn from the pages of Korean history would have benefited from a more straightforward expositional style." — Film Journal International
Posted May 22, 2014
40% Grand départ (2014) " The accouterments are incessantly elegant but do not disguise the hollowness at the heart of this labored family study." — Film Journal International
Posted May 21, 2014
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