Hoai-Tran Bui

Hoai-Tran Bui is the Entertainment Editor at Inverse. She previously was an editor and film critic at SlashFilm, and her work has appeared in USA Today and The Washington Post. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic and co-hosts a Doctor Who/Star Trek podcast called Trekking Through Time and Space.

Hoai-Tran likes people, places, and things. She also probably likes being online too much. Her favorite movie vacillates between Spirited Away, Before Sunset, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, though Chungking Express is making its way up there. Hoai-Tran is probably due for a re-evaluation of her favorite movie.

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'Scavengers Reign' Was Almost a Completely Dialogue-Free Sci-Fi Show

In another version, the ambitious sci-fi show might have pulled off an impossible challenge.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Cannes 2024 Review

'Emilia Pérez' is a Weird, Unexpected Triumph

A trans musical crime comedy shouldn’t be as good as this.

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Rian Johnson’s Brilliant First Feature Transcends Its High-Concept Gimmick

"I've got knives in my eyes. I'm going home sick."

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Cannes 2024 Review

'Rumours' is a Hilariously Big-Brained Satire of the Apocalypse

A giant glowing brain is the least weird part of this side-splitting oddball.

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The Inverse Interview

How 'The Sympathizer’s Robert Downey Jr. Gimmick Explains the Show’s Secret Message

Robert Downey Jr.'s multiple roles was more than just stunt casting.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
(No) New Hope

George Lucas Explains Why You’ll Never See A 4K Restoration of 'A New Hope'

"I’m a firm believer that the director, or the writer, or the filmmaker should have a right to have his movie be the way he wants it."

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Cannes 2024 Review

'The Substance' is Style Over… Well, You Know

The body-horror satire takes the genre to truly wild places, but at a cost.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Cannes 2024 Review

With the Transfixing 'The Shrouds,' David Cronenberg Finds No End to His Grief

The puzzling new techno-thriller is Cronenberg’s most personal, but most alienating, movie yet.

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Cannes 2024 Review

Kevin Costner’s 'Horizon: An American Saga' is a Sprawling Slog

The first part of Costner’s multi-chapter western is all set up, no structure.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Cannes 2024 Review

'Kinds of Kindness' is Yorgos Lanthimos’ Glorious Return to His Feel-Bad Roots

Jesse Plemons is the standout of Lanthimos’ sharp and eviscerating anthology film.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Cannes 2024 Review

'Megalopolis' is a Beautiful Disaster

Francis Ford Coppola’s ambitious sci-fi epic is both everything we feared it would be and everything we hoped it would be.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Cannes 2024 Review

'Furiosa' Takes the Mad Max Saga to Deranged New Heights

George Miller delivers a wild sci-fi odyssey like no other.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Review

'La Chimera' is an Unearthly Ghost Story

The red string of fate leads us on a strange trip through the underworld.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Bigger on the Inside

'Doctor Who' Seems To Confirm 'Star Trek' Exists In The Whoniverse

Will the TARDIS ever materialize on the Enterprise? Has it already?

ByRyan Britt and Hoai-Tran Bui
The Inverse Interview

For Russell T Davies, 'Doctor Who' is Forever

The returning showrunner and cast reflect on the newest adventures in the TARDIS.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Review

'Doctor Who' Reboots Itself With Flair, But Not With Much Success

Doctor Who’s new era is for everyone and no one at all.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Movies

In 'Challengers,' Love is a Game But Sex is Not

Zendaya’s sexy tennis movie is about more than just sex.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
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I Saw 'Spider-Man 2' in Theaters Again — And I Told Sam Raimi About It

“I really appreciate the crowd liking the movies.”

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Review

'Abigail' is a Bloody Good Time

She’s a ballerina vampire!

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Lily Gladstone is the Saving Grace of Hulu’s Chilling New True-Crime Series

The Oscar-nominated actress elevates a familiar true-crime story.

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