Tim Tan Huynh

Taxi Driver

  • 24 Apr 2022
  • The movie has inspired an attempted assassination of a president and countless "You talkin' to me?" impressions. Its protagonist straddles the thin lines separating villainy and heroism. Victimhood might be a factor, too. This post contains spoilers.

NFL rams past bungles

  • 15 Feb 2022
  • The St Louis Rams bested the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, in the closest Super Bowl in recent years. It capped a memorable playoff season.

Metal Gear Solid 2

  • 1 Jan 2022
  • Metal Gear Solid 2, released in 2001, is the source of my fondest gaming memory. This post contains spoilers.

West Side Story (2021)

  • 20 Dec 2021
  • This movie is faithful to the musical, but its style is more contemporary and its context is more grounded. It might not be better than its cinematic predecessor. Regardless, it's a timeless story about love and fear, hope and hate.

The Pacific

  • 7 Dec 2021
  • This mini-series is less regarded than its spiritual predecessor, Band of Brothers. Its story is less cohesive, but its unflinching depiction of a long and bitter war sets it apart.

Chernobyl

  • 15 Nov 2021
  • This mini-series depicts events from 35 years ago, but the story is still interesting. It also serves as a warning that will always be relevant. The excellent acting and production will encourage more people to learn this history.

American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business

  • 18 Oct 2021
  • This autobiography chronicles the life of Tommy Hilfiger, an American icon of fashion. The book details the rise, fall, and (re)rise of his namesake company. It also details the experiences that had helped the man create the company.

9/11, 20 years later

  • 11 Sep 2021
  • Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Al Qaeda attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and DC.

Killing Osama bin Laden

  • 2 May 2021
  • The most infamous terrorist of the 21st century was killed 10 years ago.

DMX

  • 25 Apr 2021
  • For a short period, DMX (Earl Simmons), was a rap superstar. Like every other male of my generation, I listened to his songs. Also like everyone else, I didn't think about his impact until his recent death.