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David Noh

David Noh
David Noh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Journal International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% Bakery in Brooklyn (My Bakery in Brooklyn) (2017) It's almost guaranteed that this overbaked, underwhelming confection will give you cinematic indigestion. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 19, 2017
89% Strike a Pose (2017) Those terrific dancers who Vogued their way to brief stardom backing up Madonna are front and center in [this] warm and absorbing doc. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 18, 2017
No Score Yet Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past (2017) Lovers of big-band music especially-but everyone, really-will enjoy this loving look at a man and his nostalgic mission. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 12, 2017
No Score Yet Hickey (2017) This bland, uninspired LA-set comedy features a hero who won't go east to a dazzling college future. Hard to muster sympathy for that, but harder still to find any laughs. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jan 6, 2017
100% The Bad Kids (2016) Students on the brink of disaster are the subject of this admirably heartfelt and uncondescending documentary. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 22, 2016
No Score Yet City of Dead Men (2016) That portentously pretentious title is just a hint of how bad this ode to living on the youthful edge in Colombia really is. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 16, 2016
84% Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) If ever there was a photographer's photographer, it is Harry Benson, and this doc does full justice to him and his mind-boggling longevity and body of work. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 9, 2016
No Score Yet My Annoying Brother (Hyeong) (2016) Call it cornball for the way this ostensible black comedy morphs into a family tearjerker, but I defy you not to be moved by its literal bromance. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 9, 2016
38% All We Had (2016) Katie Holmes makes her directorial debut with this soapy mess-and should probably stick to her day job. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 8, 2016
No Score Yet Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016) Despite its juvenile, portentous title, and its framing sometimes tackily smacking of "TMZ," this study of the big boys who protect the big stars offers surprising insight. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 2, 2016
80% Best and Most Beautiful Things (2016) The best film about being blind this critic has ever seen, particularly fortuitous in its "star," a quirky, heart-melting gamine you will never forget. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Dec 1, 2016
83% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) The greatest Japanese actor is beautifully celebrated in a much-needed, long-overdue biographical tribute by Steven Okazaki. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 28, 2016
88% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) Original, demanding and disarmingly rewarding, this women's film is a significant achievement for director Feng Xiaogang. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 21, 2016
78% Magnus (2016) The rarefied world of chess at its highest level is revealed in this absorbing doc centered around the so-called greatest player in history. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 21, 2016
93% Notes on Blindness (2016) This daring re-enactment of one man's going blind is not only successful, but deeply moving and enlightening. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 16, 2016
48% Almost Christmas (2016) Maybe the laziest and shoddiest family holiday fare on film ever perpetrated. No glowing memories to be found here at all. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 11, 2016
100% Asperger's Are Us (2016) Highly engaging doc about a different kind of Fabulous Four, who use their Asperger's Syndrome to make comedy. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 10, 2016
67% An Eye for an Eye (2016) Dead Man Talking here, and horrific as his crimes are, through the power of the film and the most basic kind of love, you are made to feel for him. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 28, 2016
100% Finding Babel (2016) A glowingly rewarding investigation into the life of a great Russian writer who met a most untimely and tragic end. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 27, 2016
43% King Cobra (2016) A movie about gay porn without a visible penis in it is like a Western without a horse. And that's just the beginning of what's wrong with this cheap piece of exploitation. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2016
100% The Uncondemned (2016) Though it is, indeed, at times hard to take, it should be seen by everyone. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 21, 2016
33% Good Kids (2016) Nothing very original here, but it's well played and shot, capturing one summer's hectic span for four kids about to enter college. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 21, 2016
94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The Handmaiden, while a visually dazzling feast for the senses, seems to be on a mission to tell its already elaborate story in the most intricate fashion imaginable. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 18, 2016
No Score Yet The David Dance (2016) How can something so politically right be so aesthetically wrong? ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 14, 2016
95% Little Sister (2016) This fetching little oddball of a movie sneaks its way into your affection by virtue of its sheer originality and keen human observation. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 14, 2016
97% Aquarius (2016) One of the most glowing tributes to an actress ever made. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 13, 2016
No Score Yet The Hollow (2016) This overheated Southern-fried crime thriller was maybe left out in the sun too long to cool off. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 11, 2016
20% The Late Bloomer (2016) Get this: Our grown adult of a hero has never had an orgasm! Also get this: It ain't funny! ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 11, 2016
80% Theo Who Lived (2016) That pretentious title kinda says it all about this well-meaning but rather narcissistic doc about a kidnapping victim's experiences in Syria. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 7, 2016
40% Flock Of Dudes (2016) What happens when a gang of merrie men split up in the interests of gaining maturity forms the basis of this generally sprightly comedy. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 30, 2016
29% Passage to Mars (2016) Essentially trite presentation of a facsimile space mission that never gets off the ground, in more ways than one. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 30, 2016
62% Danny Says (2016) One of those colorful non-famous characters whom "everyone" knows gets his due in this lively doc celebrating both him and the music scene in which he thrived. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 29, 2016
86% Closet Monster (2016) The determined eccentricity of the entire conceit-liberally laced with moments of hallucinatory surrealism-weighs the movie down, creating an airless ambiance at odds with any youthful verve which might appeal to the viewer. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 23, 2016
76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) What should play out as a jaw-dropping tale of espionage and the human price paid for it is rendered plodding and all too bland by its uninspired treatment here. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 23, 2016
81% My Blind Brother (2016) The politically incorrect jokes, while often funny, wear a bit thin as director Sophie Goodhart lays them on with naughty glee. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 23, 2016
18% The Good Neighbor (2016) Clever and funny, technically excellent caper film, with an amazingly moving emotional payoff at the end. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 16, 2016
89% Miss Stevens (2016) [A] very indie indie which tries hard to be simultaneously winsome and rueful. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 16, 2016
100% Landfill Harmonic (2016) [A] deeply inspiring doc about how trouble for a real-life river city was transformed into triumph. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2016
67% Brother Nature (2016) Uninspired and unfunny script and direction are the undoing of this labored farce. And then there's Bobby Moynihan... ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2016
100% Tunnel (Teoneol) (2016) Most disaster epics, even the silliest, manage to entertain, as does this one, but with intelligence and a compassionate focus on the feelings of the people most affected. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 29, 2016
20% Ace the Case: Manhattan Mystery (2016) This kiddie crime caper promises fun, but delivers clueless disappointment instead. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 29, 2016
87% Mia Madre (2016) This self-congratulatory, unconvincing contemplation of maternal death, life's messiness and Cinema with a capital C is itself a pretentious mess. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 26, 2016
45% Hands of Stone (2016) Very square and rather uninspired, but its underdog hero as played by star-in-the-ascendant Edgar Ramírez is just about irresistible. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 25, 2016
38% Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2016) Feels haphazardly put together, like a high-school student collating all of his notes on a subject into one hopefully cogent and comprehensible treatise. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 22, 2016
95% Spa Night (2016) An instant classic of Asian-American, gay...oh hell, just cinema. This ethnic and sexual immersion is as richly rewarding as it is quietly and impressively achieved. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 22, 2016
72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) It doesn't get much crazier than this portrait of one particularly crazy love, which, for all the operatic thrashing about, fails to amount to all that much. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 12, 2016
71% The Model (2016) Highly recommended to anti-fashionistas for its unblinking look at the stench beneath the couture. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 12, 2016
100% Multiple Maniacs (1970) This genial, sometimes literally obscene mess is strictly recommended to hard-core John Waters fans. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 5, 2016
No Score Yet Bazodee (2016) Hardly world-shaking, but a nice, very smoothly executed summer refreshment. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 4, 2016
89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) Intimate without digging too deeply, but still a highly satisfying portrait of a resilient soul singer. ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 1, 2016