Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in Los Angeles. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

Paramount Pictures & Skydance Productions

Jack attack

Movie | Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit shows early promise but descends into spy thriller formula
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/24/14, 01:00 am

Think of Jack Ryan as America’s more human, more interesting James Bond. The British icon’s greatest flaw is having no flaw at all—he is too smooth, too composed, too perfect to the point of blandness. When Daniel Craig finally portrayed James Bond as an agent weathered in skin and spirit in Skyfall, critics hailed it as “the greatest James Bond movie ever.” Perhaps fans are ready for an espionage thriller with more believability, and Jack Ryan provides that—to a certain dose.

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Charlie Leight/Genesis

Saving Seth

Mental Illness | An Arizona family’s struggle with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder mirrors a nation’s
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/24/14, 01:00 am

PHOENIX—By now the infamous mug shot of Jared Loughner—head shaved, eyes crazed, smile crooked and unreadable—is embedded in Americans’ minds. He was once a good-looking, well-toned teenager with blue eyes. Today, he’s better known as a mass murderer who in Tucson on Jan. 8, 2011, shot 19 people, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Six of them, one a 9-year-old girl, died.

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600 West Productions

This Is Martin Bonner

Movie
by Sophia Lee
Posted 1/10/14, 01:00 am

What do you say to a man just released from prison, after serving 12 years for manslaughter? What can you say to an ex-con who can’t find a job other than as a parking attendant, who meets his only daughter for the first time in 12 years, who awaits time passing by in an empty motel room across a screeching highway?

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