Nguyên Lê is a freelance film and television critic of Vietnamese descent currently based in Beyoncé’s hometown and Drake’s favorite place. Yes, it’s Houston, Texas!
A mix of being so passionate with the art of moviemaking and wanting to see more Asian-centric faces in media ignited him to contribute to JumpCut Online, AwardsWatch, FANGORIA, /Film, et cetera. Of course, he worried the grown-ups a lot by deciding to be a writer. But he hopes one day they won’t need to anymore when they realize it’s an achievement in and of itself to be on Rotten Tomatoes, or inducted into critics’ societies, or pull quoted for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Nguyên hangs around on Twitter (@nle318) and Facebook (nguyen.le.334). His thoughts on films, pictures of his amateur cooking, and the occasional “trời ơi”s as reactions to convos are all there.
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