Lanz Aaron G. Tan
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Mank leads with 10 Oscar nominations
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
You’ll be hard-pressed to find films as visually sumptuous or as meticulously constructed as David Fincher’s Mank, which doesn’t just revive the aesthetics of 1930s Hollywood on screen to stunning...
Nolan’s theatrical crusade lands on DVD
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
In 150 minutes of delirious sci-fi pomp, Christopher Nolan has crafted a truly unique spy film with Tenet.
Sorkin’s new film promises to be thrilling legal drama
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
“The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!”
Revisiting Black Panther & colonialism
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - September 25, 2020 - 12:00am
When beloved actor Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away on Aug. 28, he left behind a significant imprint on film history — most significantly perhaps, for his titular role in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther....
A remake with some hefty changes to the 1998 blueprint
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Disney’s original Mulan was an animated extravaganza for the ages: it re-invigorated a culturally significant story, introduced memorable charismatic characters, and presented songs so iconic they would make...
Kaufman’s directorial return is surrealist dream
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Writer-director Charlie Kaufman has proven to be one of the most original minds in the film industry. The Academy Award-winning scribe has penned beloved films from Being John Malkovich to Eternal Sunshine of the...
Tenet preview: Revisiting Nolan
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 pandemic elicited an unprecedented response from studios that pushed their opening dates to safety.
Tom Hanks focuses on submarine warfare in WW2 drama
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - July 24, 2020 - 12:00am
In March, Tom Hanks won his battle against COVID-19.
Lost in Time: Back to the Future turns 35
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - July 14, 2020 - 12:00am
There are but a select few shots from films so quintessential in our childhood, so pivotal in compounding our experiences growing up, that we find them burned incontrovertibly in our memories.
Celebrating an auteur
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - July 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Last June 26, celebrated director Paul Thomas Anderson turned 50.
Man of Steel: Better than you remembered
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - June 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Hollywood director Zack Snyder recently hosted a watch party of Man of Steel, the film that launched the DC Extended Universe.
Film Recommendations: Social commentary and the Coronavirus
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
My picks this week stretch discussions that have grown more prescient in the pandemic — from the importance of free press, oft overlooked struggles with mental health, and the dangers of avarice. These three...
War films that inspire one’s fighting spirit
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - April 16, 2020 - 12:00am
We are at war. Our foe is not Nazis, communists or Western imperialists as the films on this list explore, but nevertheless a killer — silent and undetectable.
Netflix and quarantine: My Top 5 survival films
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Movies have always been a safe haven from everyday life, but that sweet delectable bubble has been popped by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Knives Out revives a lost genre
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - March 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Crackling with old-school charm, electric dialogue and bombastic performances, writer-director Rian Johnson revives the murder-mystery genre in vivacious fashion with Knives Out.
A masterful adaptation
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Bursting with powerful performances and lavish sets, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women triumphs as a masterful adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel.
Why 1917 is the Oscars frontrunner
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
2019 was one of the best years in film. It highlighted Bong Joon-ho’s crackling satire-thriller Parasite and Martin Scorsese’s plaintive mob introspection The Irishman. But stacked against films as dynamic...
The romance of divorce
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Is it possible to still love someone if there’s no future in sight?
Redemption for the Sandman
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - January 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Most films start with a preposterous notion which requires viewers to take one giant leap in logic away from reality and towards cinematic fantasy.
The comedy we didn’t know we needed
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - January 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Incredibly poignant, politically timely and ubiquitously hilarious, director Taika Waititi works wonders in weaving deft humor with horrific subject matter in Jojo Rabbit.
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