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 Interview

Geraldine Viswanathan Would Commit a Crime to Work With the Coens Again

“I think every actor dreams of working with Ethan Coen.”

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Review

'Drive-Away Dolls' is Coen Absurdity at Its Most Ridiculous

In his first solo directorial stint, Ethan Coen shows which brother was the silly one.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Review

'Dune: Part Two' is the Best Sci-Fi Epic of the Century

The jaw-dropping, action-packed sequel is even better than the first.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
The Inverse Interview

'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Grows Up

Showrunner Albert Kim talks to Inverse about adapting the beloved animated series.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Exclusive

Why 'Dune 2' Had to Change the Bene Gesserit

Denis Villeneuve’s epic sequel puts a fresh emphasis on the cosmic sisterhood.

ByRyan Britt and Hoai-Tran Bui
Review

'Madame Web' is Embarrassing For Everyone Involved

With great power, comes another terrible Sony Spider-verse movie.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Trailers

'Twisters' Trailer Doubles Down on the Ridiculous Premise of the Original

Now there's two of them!

ByHoai-Tran Bui
The Inverse Interview

'Tokyo Vice' Season 2 Forges On Without Michael Mann

The war against the yakuza is just beginning.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Exclusive

'Andor' Season 2’s Release Could Be “Half a Year” Away, Stellan Skarsgård Says

The Andor star confirms that production on Season 2 is almost done.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Exclusive

Denis Villeneuve Reveals What It Would Take to Bring Him Back After 'Dune 3'

“I'll see if the will, the enthusiasm is still there.”

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Review

No Twisted Mind Can Make a Good Movie Out of 'Argylle'

Matthew Vaughn must be stopped.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Sundance 2024 Review

'Handling the Undead' is a Slow, Sad Shamble to Nowhere

The zombie movie from the writer of Let the Right One In needs more bite.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Sundance 2024 Review

'Love Me' Is a Surprisingly Gentle Vision of the Apocalypse

Do sentient buoys dream of electric sheep?

ByHoai-Tran Bui
TV

'True Detective' Season 4, Episode 3 Release Date, Time, Trailer, and Plot

What happened out on the ice?

ByHoai-Tran Bui
The Inverse Interview

'The Zone of Interest's Oscar-Nominated Sound Designer Reveals How to Build The Sound of Evil

Fresh off his Oscar nomination, The Zone of Interest sound designer Johnnie Burn speaks about building a movie through audio.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Trailers

Netflix's 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Trailer Fixes the Movie's Biggest Mistake

Everything changed when the new trailer dropped.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Movies

'Hit Man' Deserves to Be Seen on the Biggest Screen Possible

Richard Linklater’s latest is a bonafide hit that Netflix will inevitably bury.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Retrospective

One of the Most Important Sundance Successes Could Never Happen Today

We’ll never get another sleeper hit like Memento.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
Movies

The Biggest Mystery of 'Spirited Away' Has a More Interesting Answer Than You Think

"I'm lonely..."

ByHoai-Tran Bui
The Inverse Interview

In 'True Detective' Season 4, The Horror is Real

The Alaskan cold was the only way for the fourth season to go.

ByHoai-Tran Bui