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Lanz Aaron G. Tan
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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.
The most original film of the decade
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s difficult to contemplate the genius of Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite without first watching it. It’s difficult to even ascribe the South Korean masterpiece to a genre: Satire? Thriller? Black comedy?...
A new Tarantino
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Infectiously passionate but occasionally overindulgent, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is Academy-Award winning writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s love letter to the bygone era of ’60s tinse...
Painfully hilarious
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
From an action franchise that has thrown everything on the screen, from a screaming Gerard Butler, to crashing helicopters and North Koreans sieging the White House, audiences should know what to expect from Angel...
The Irishman: A homecoming for Scorsese
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Martin Scorsese is widely regarded as the greatest living film director. And, if the first teaser for Netflix’s highly-awaited Fall release, The Irishman, is any indication, he’s back in peak form.
The definitive Spider-Man for a modern generation
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Ambitious in both scope and character, Spider-Man: Far From Home effectively balances a quippy, featherlight teen drama with a villain that challenges Spider-Man’s resolve through weighty, intelligent themes....
Toy Story 4: More surprises coming up
by Lanz Aaron G. Tan - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Toy Story 4 takes the franchise to surprisingly middling territory after its predecessors went to infinity and beyond for a quarter of a century as the gold standard in animation.
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