Film Reviews by Hiram Lee
By Hiram Lee, 2 July 2020
Four African-American veterans of the Vietnam War return to present-day Vietnam to recover the remains of a fallen comrade. Buried with him is a cache of gold bars worth millions.
By Hiram Lee, 2 August 2018
Fifty years after the debut of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on US public television, a new documentary explores its history and influence.
By Hiram Lee, 19 March 2018
Italian director Guadagnino’s film is beautifully photographed, and the performances are generally very good. Why, then, does the whole thing feel so flat?
By Hiram Lee, 7 January 2016
Tarantino’s latest is a deeply unpleasant work, another in a long line of the director’s blood-soaked revenge fantasies.
By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 31 December 2015
The most interesting films we saw in 2015, both those that played in a movie theater in the US and those not yet distributed.
By Hiram Lee, 2 December 2015
The new film from Mexican-born director Patricia Riggen tells the story of the 2010 mine disaster in Chile, in which 33 miners were trapped underground for more than two months.
By Hiram Lee, 16 August 2014
In Lucy, Scarlett Johansson is a super-powered intellect fighting to take down a Taiwanese drug cartel.
By Hiram Lee, 22 June 2013
Summer blockbuster Man of Steel brings Superman back to theaters in the first of a planned trilogy.
By Hiram Lee, 25 January 2012
The 84th annual Academy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday in Los Angeles. Few of the films have anything substantial to say about real life.
By Hiram Lee, 28 October 2011
Filmmaker Bennett Miller turns a critical eye on the American professional sports industry in Moneyball.
By Hiram Lee, 26 May 2011
Thor, directed by actor-director Kenneth Branagh, is this year’s first blockbuster comic book movie.
By Hiram Lee, 3 May 2011
Source Code and Hanna are among the most recent and, unfortunately, most typical of Hollywood thrillers.
By Hiram Lee, 20 April 2011
American filmmaker Sidney Lumet, director of 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network and Serpico, died April 9 at the age of 86.
By Hiram Lee, 19 February 2011
A married couple tries to put their lives back together following the tragic death of their son in John Cameron Mitchell’s new film Rabbit Hole.
By Hiram Lee, 25 January 2011
The Coen brothers have returned with a remake of the 1969 western True Grit.
By Hiram Lee, 28 December 2010
The Tourist is the latest film from director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, whose The Lives of Others won international acclaim in 2007.
By Hiram Lee, 7 October 2010
In Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, director Oliver Stone once again turns his attention to the crimes of the financial elite, which he first addressed in his 1987 film Wall Street.
By Hiram Lee, 8 May 2010
Kurdish-Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi's latest film No One Knows About Persian Cats tells the story of underground musicians in Tehran who struggle to make their music, which has been outlawed in the country.
By Hiram Lee, 27 April 2010
The Runaways tells the story of the all-girl rock band with the same name that began performing in the 1970s and whose rise to fame was as much a tragedy as it was a success.
By Hiram Lee, 13 April 2010
Repo Men is science fiction set at a time when artificial organs are sold on a payment plan and may be repossessed in the event that a transplant recipient can no longer pay his or her bills.
By Hiram Lee, 27 January 2010
In Armored, a struggling Iraq war veteran gets a job as a guard with an armored car company and agrees to take part in a heist planned by his co-workers.