David Noh

David Noh
Tomatometer-approved critic

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% Postcards From London (2018) Art and sex-but way too much of the former-are featured in a whimsical but retrograde gay concoction. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
No Score Yet Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story (2018) Slackly paced coverage of a crucial event in little league baseball history. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
90% Maria By Callas (2018) A must for opera fans and anyone interested in great singing. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
No Score Yet Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story (2018) Possibly the most purely moving batter-up film since every dad's favorite male weepie, The Pride of the Yankees. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
93% Private Life (2018) An overdue and welcome directorial comeback. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
89% Studio 54 (2018) You want the full, flamboyant-if quite short-story of the greatest nightclub in history? This is it. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
99% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) You couldn't be in better company than these four theatrical giantesses in this often delightful but sometimes frustratingly glib doc. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
80% The Negotiation (2018) It's refreshing to see a woman front and center in an action thriller, and this hostage melodrama from Korea delivers on the thrills-and-spills level. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
89% Love, Gilda (2018) All the laughs-as well as the tears-in the too-brief but shining life of a true comic genius are present and accounted for in this essential, intensely moving doc. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
91% Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2018) The Picasso of fashion is given his deserving due in this irresistibly seductive documentary, chronicling his inspirational-and very wild-life in the jungle of style. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
53% MDMA (Cardinal X) (2018) [Wang's] screenplay is a roiling yet random stew of melodramatic elements all too calculated to wring the most extreme emotional reaction from the viewer. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) Blake Lively emerges as a delectable, bonafide star in this diverting if muddled modern noir. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
100% Susanne Bartsch: On Top (2018) Documentary profile of a New York nightlife legend introduces a fascinating, ultra-glamorous survivor but could have used a tad more clarity. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
91% Hal (2018) This doc about a great but troubled director tells a fascinating story, but you somehow want even more. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
100% Maison du Bonheur (2017) The pure art of living has rarely been more effectively demonstrated than in this lovingly admiring portrait of a septugenarian Parisienne. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
67% Hot to Trot (2018) That lame title-along with the use of ho-hum music [...]-gives you the basic tip-off about this earnest but muddled gay take on competitive dancing. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
75% Songwriter (2018) After a while, the doggedly unprobing nature of the film becomes a tad annoying. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Just might be the no-martial-arts crossover film this cinematically neglected populace has needed forever. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
100% The Spy Gone North (2018) A compelling spy epic, also educational to Westerners in its delineation of the eternal North and South Korea divide. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
91% Nico, 1988 (2018) [Dyrholm's performance] uplifts what could have been a very dreary slog of a movie. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) A gay conversion camp provides the setting for this angst-ridden downer with its heart in the right place. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
99% McQueen (2018) A brilliant yet tortured genius of fashion vividly comes through in this piercingly intimate documentary portrait. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
100% SoulMate (2016) The breakout star in the cast is Zhou, who with her exquisitely carved Vivien Leigh features and fiery joie de vivre immediately engages you. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
90% Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (2018) Stirring portrait of a singular master of the very glamorous craft he transformed into art. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
98% The Cakemaker (2018) Luckily, a highly appealing cast manages to make the most of the thin material. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
80% Love, Cecil (2018) The dazzlingly talented Edwardian Renaissance man Cecil Beaton... has been given a savvy and satisfying documentary comeback. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
79% Never Steady, Never Still (2018) Self-consciously sad to an almost obnoxious degree, despite the dedicated work of a wonderful cast. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
83% Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf (2018) The simple but elemental joy of plants and planting suffuses this doc about one of the masters of his métier. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
76% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) A great fashion designer who also happens to be one of the most fascinating personalities of our time is given her due in this incisive doc. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
53% A Kid Like Jake (2018) There are some very impressive acting moments in this investigation into the parenting of a special child, but the dramatic payoff comes too late, after a lot of enervating palaver. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
No Score Yet How Long Will I Love U (2018) Despite some lapses in the script, this Chinese time-travel farce has sufficient energy and charm to make it agreeable, sprightly, undemanding summer fare. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
85% The Gospel According to André (2018) Entertaining doc about perhaps the greatest, most gigantic (in every way) fashionista who ever lived. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
81% That Summer (2018) A rich, deeply nostalgic look back at one particular world of the 1970s. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
85% Class Rank (2018) This much lower-key Election, which agreeably takes things nice and easy and never stresses anything too hard, is a real little winner. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
78% Lu Over the Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) (2018) A sweet tale of mermaid love blows its chance to be another Splash through unappealing animation and a wayward storyline. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
43% Ray Meets Helen (2018) Sadly, the magic doesn't happen this time for Alan Rudolph, a very special filmmaker whose specialty has always been romance among the lost. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
100% Lives Well Lived (2018) Every one of the 40 seniors interviewed in this beautifully respectful and affectionate doc abut aging emerges as a star. Bravi! - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Grace Jones [...] is fittingly ensconced in a doc as fascinating, unpredictable and glamorously funky as her own persona. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% Pandas (2018) Hands down the cutest movie of the year. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
81% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Michelle Pfeiffer has a rare, boldly deglamorized lead role in a film that is unfortunately unworthy of her. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
86% The Workshop (L'atelier) (2018) Too predictable and far from deep. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
No Score Yet The Princess and the Matchmaker (2018) Opulent but chaotic Korean historical epic with way too much going on, keeping you at arm's length from becoming truly engaged. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
91% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) Hong [Sangsoo] is again in debt to [Kim Minhee], for her allure remains undiminished even playing basically the same role. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
89% Itzhak (2018) Highly intelligent and warm portrait of the most haimische virtuoso who ever lived. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Small but sure, this portrait of a Tokyo "loser" has a way of slyly sneaking under your skin. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
No Score Yet Golden Slumber (2018) A fast-paced, Jason Bourne-like Korean thriller, given depth by its theme of friendship. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
95% Becks (2018) [D]espite its thinness, has much to recommend it: some catchy music, believable passion and a highly likeable performance by Lena Hall in a rather prickly role. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
63% Driving While Black (2018) Big subject, trite treatment. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
80% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) Director Liu Jian's fierce determination to out-Tarantino Tarantino results in a heartlessly clever, blood-spattered cartoon noir portrait of a modern China ruled by avarice. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
88% The Great Buddha+ (2018) Marvelous Taiwanese study of down-and-outers' survival strategies defines "bittersweet," while managing to be effin' hilarious along the way. - Film Journal International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018