Tim Tan Huynh

Movies category

Schindler’s List

7 May 2016 — This movie is timeless for reasons good and bad. Read Schindler’s List

Birdman

28 Feb 2016 — The six-year-old in me roots for Michael Keaton; a VHS copy of Tim Burton's Batman is still at my parents' house. I felt more obligated than excited to watch Birdman, but it won me over within five or so minutes. Read Birdman

Raging Bull

14 Feb 2016 — The sights and sounds of its boxing scenes are outdated, but like other good movies about boxing, it's not only about boxing. Read Raging Bull

Inside Llewyn Davis

21 Dec 2015 — I've been obsessed with this movie for the past year. Its critical acclaim and limited appeal reflect the plight of the main character. It's depressing and comforting at the same time. Read Inside Llewyn Davis

American Sniper

2 Jul 2015 — This biopic does enough to stand out in a genre that's getting tired. Like the non-fiction book, the movie follows Chris Kyle while he thrives as a Navy SEAL at war and then as he struggles as a family man at home. Read American Sniper

Dallas Buyers Club

25 Jun 2015 — Some aspects are contrived and predictable, but overall this 2014 nominee for Best Picture lives up to the hype because of its unusual plot and charismatic leads. Read Dallas Buyers Club

VE Day

8 May 2015 — To celebrate Allied victory in Europe, I rank the movies that I've seen in which Nazis are the antagonists. Read VE Day

Last Days in Vietnam

30 Apr 2015 — A high-profile documentary and somewhat-overshadowed anniversary has given me a chance to reflect on a historically and personally important event. Read Last Days in Vietnam

Hoop Dreams

27 Mar 2015 — The critically-acclaimed and controversially-overlooked 1994 documentary will be available in Blu-Ray format for the first time. Like a jumpshot that hits the mark, this movie has a release with perfect timing. Read Hoop Dreams

Pulp Fiction

21 Nov 2014 — Quentin Tarantino's important and influential movie turns 20. Its blend of the spectacular and the ordinary, with its nonlinear progression, memorable dialogue, and charismatic performances have made it iconic. Read Pulp Fiction