Dangerous Liaisons (1988) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – Francophiles cannot help but admire the history, beauty, and splendor of France. Indeed, French culture has fascinated people for centuries, and Paris remains a popular tourist destination. Some of the greatest creative triumphs center on the magical qualities of France, including Woody Allen’s popular …

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – Ang Lee is one of the most acclaimed directors in modern cinema. He brought Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to the silver screen in 1995, helped redefine the romantic film with Brokeback Mountain (2005), and earned two Academy Awards for directing, one of which …

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Finding Neverland (2004) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – Ever since the days of Ancient Greece in which Homer wrote The Odyssey, writers who struggled to compose beautiful and compelling narratives often turned to a muse for inspiration. The first book (section/chapter) of Homer’s epic poem actually begins with Homer calling upon the …

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The Color Purple (1985) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – In the entertainment world, one of the most controversial aspects of film-making is how films depict African-American culture. Hattie McDaniel might have been the first black person to with an Academy Award for her supporting role in Gone with the Wind (1939), but it …

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The Man Who Unlocked the Universe (2018) Movie Review

By: Jenna Zine (Three Beers) – The life and death of the great ruler, scholar, and astronomer Ulugh Beg is an especially compelling tale of a driven scientist who helped form the modern world as we know it by uncovering mysteries well-ahead of his time. Beer One Mirza Muhammad Taraghay bin …

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