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Alex Phuong

Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University-Los Angeles in 2015. His love affair with cinema began after discovering Turner Classic Movies in the summer of 2004. His favorite film director is Woody Allen, and his favorite movie star is Kate Winslet.

As You Like It (1978) TV Movie Review BBC

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – *(Possibly) Minor Spoilers Ahead!* Some of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays are tragic, including: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and the (supposedly cursed play) Macbeth.  Even though scholars and students study Shakespeare academically, Shakespeare’s other plays include classic comedies.  As You Like It might not be …

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – *Spoiler Alert* Debbie Reynolds has had one of the most interesting careers that Hollywood has ever known.  Her film roles range from Singin’ in the Rain (1952) to the Halloweentown Disney Channel franchise.  Surprisingly, though, Debbie Reynolds has never won an Academy Award, and only received …

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The Merchant of Venice (1980) BBC TV Movie

By: Alex Phuong (Two Beers) – *(Possibly) Minor spoilers ahead!* This is perhaps William Shakespeare’s most controversial play.  Some people might believe that Macbeth is cursed, but The Merchant of Venice is one of the darkest “comedies” from the Bard.  However, this play is no laughing matter, considering what happens to (as well …

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Much Ado About Nothing (1984) TV Movie BBC

By: Alex Phuong (Two Beers) – William Shakespeare’s plays are generally divided into three categories, which are: histories, tragedies, and comedies.  Some of his greatest plays are definitely tragic, especially Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.  Nevertheless, Shakespeare comedies can definitely be compelling, and the play Much Ado About Nothing is …

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