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.

Giant (1956) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – “Gargantuan” is a sophisticated synonym for “big.”  There have been many epic films produced throughout the history of cinema ranging from Gone with the Wind (1939) to Lawrence of Arabia (1962).  Sometimes lengthy novels form the basis for major milestones in the entertainment business, and one of the …

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The Firm (1993) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (Two Beers) – *Mild Spoilers Ahead!* Tom Cruise remains an iconic film actor, and he has starred in numerous modern classics ranging from Jerry Maguire to the Mission: Impossible franchise.  Tom Cruise might have never won an Oscar (as of 2020), but his performances can still be very entertaining.  …

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West Side Story (1961) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – Romeo and Juliet is arguably THE greatest love story of all time.  William Shakespeare’s timeless classic has been performed, retold, and re-imagined as a timeless tale of love, passion, and romance.  Because of its enduring legacy (largely thanks to its somewhat simplistic storyline), it …

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Titus Andronicus (1985) BBC TV Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (Two Beers) – *Very Mild Spoilers Ahead!* William Shakespeare’s greatest play is arguably Hamlet.  Many would even consider Hamlet to be the greatest drama ever written.  Part of its enduring legacy is that it warns audiences about the dangers of revenge.  Of course, Shakespeare has explored the theme of revenge …

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