Tim Tan Huynh

Movies category

A weekend remembered

  • 31 May 2022
  • I wasn't amazed, but I did expect to be entertained, and I was entertained. Besides the start of summer, these three properties signalled a return to pre-COVID times, in their own ways.

A weekend to remember

  • 27 May 2022
  • This weekend is something of a return to the Before Times. I plan to watch a binge-worthy show on Netflix, a surefire blockbuster in theaters, and a soccer final held in a full stadium.

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.

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.

Reprising Inside Llewyn Davis

  • 24 Dec 2020
  • The journey resonates as much now as it had six years ago, but these days, I tend to focus more on its production and performances.

The Big Lebowski

  • 29 Jun 2020
  • This movie has a cult following, both figuratively and literally. I'm not going to become a full-fledged Dudeist, but I have enjoyed watching the Dude's misadventure.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

  • 3 Jun 2020
  • This 1964 movie directed by Jacques Demy is sung in French, but its appeal is universal.

Lonely Hearts Club 2020

  • 18 Feb 2020
  • Some unexpected, and mostly positive, things in the world of entertainment have made this Valentine's Day weekend somewhat noteworthy.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • 1 Sep 2019
  • Quentin Tarantino's latest movie is the film equivalent of Don MacLean's "American Pie." It revolves around a well-known and tragic event that, in the eyes of the creator, has marked the end of a special era.

Miracle

  • 9 Feb 2018
  • I don't like the sentimentality, but I do like the authenticity in this movie about a beloved moment in American sports history.