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.

The Inverse Review

Poker Face is Rian Johnson’s Columbo for the superhero era

Stylish, wry, and oh-so-satisfying, Poker Face is another ace from Rian Johnson.

Last Call

Bruce Timm’s Justice League was a blueprint for the superhero team-up series

The World’s Finest never felt finer than in Justice League.

The Inverse Interview

How Mike Colter's surprising first acting role prepared him for Plane

Mike Colter plays an enigma in the new action thriller Plane. And he’d like to keep it that way.


Den of Thieves 2 is “a lot more fun” than the first film, Gerard Butler says

Butler teases the long-awaited Den of Thieves sequel, which begins filming this year.

The Inverse Interview
The Inverse Review

Shin Ultraman is a fun, frantic Japanese superhero movie with a little too much style to spare

The second movie in the Shin universe takes the franchise to wild, weird new heights.

The Inverse Review

M3GAN is a perfectly programmed campy horror hit — with one small flaw

M3GAN gatekeeps, gaslights, and girlbosses her way to horror icon status.

Most Anticipated

The 10 most exciting sci-fi movies coming out in 2023

Here are the sci-fi movies we're looking forward to the most this year.

Last Call

Thoroughbreds got killer performances from two of today’s best genre stars

Before House of the Dragon and The Queen’s Gambit made them famous, Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy starred in a razor-sharp teen thriller.

Scene Stealers 2022

Boyd Holbrook is the Nightmare that dreams are made of

How the ultimate scenery-chewing supporting star became The Sandman’s most terrifying villain.

The Inverse Review

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is the purr-fect proof the post-Spider-Verse movie is here to stay

The Last Wish is the radical reinvention the Shrek franchise has needed.

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Perfect Blue deserves to be seen as more than Darren Aronofsky's inspiration

Before there was Requiem for a Dream, there was Perfect Blue.

We Are Groot

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer reveals our first look at Adam Warlock

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 trailer is here to bring the team on one last mission.

The Inverse Review

The Eternal Daughter review: Tilda Swinton goes on a haunting gothic getaway

Tilda Swinton is her own mother and daughter in the eerie film from Joanna Hogg.

The Inverse Review

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio review: A stop-motion animated masterwork

Guillermo del Toro brings a dark humanity to the tale of a disobedient wooden puppet.

Rebel With a Cause