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.

Last Call

Before 'Arrival,' Robert Zemeckis Attempted to Make a Philosophical Alien Blockbuster

"Poetry! They should have sent a poet."


In Defense of the Solidly Constructed Jump Scare

The Boogeyman, an adaptation of the Stephen King short story, is a testament to an effective jump scare.


Jason Momoa: The Best Part of 'Fast X' Is a Direct Reference to Classic Batman

Dante Reyes is far and away the best Fast & Furious villain ever.


'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Changed Our Idea of Heroes. Its Finale Did Even More.

Are you ready to be strong?


'Master Gardener' Finally Gives Its Tortured Soul Some Catharsis

Paul Schrader goes gothic and, surprisingly, hopeful in his latest crime drama.


'Fast X' is Big, Loud, and Dumb — But Not in a Good Way

Fast and Furious has finally become a parody of itself.

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2023's Twistiest Sci-Fi Thriller Has Been 20 Years in the Making

The road to Hypnotic has just as many twists and turns as the movie itself.


James Cameron Had Plans for an 'Alita' Trilogy, Robert Rodriguez Reveals

If Rodriguez and Cameron get their way, we’d have not one, but two Alita sequels.


'Guardians 3' Borrows a Trick From the Best Modern Star Trek Movie

Boldly going where another franchise has gone before.


The 'Dune 2' Trailer's Coolest Scene Teases the Saga's Dark Twist

The Golden Path demands it.

The Inverse Interview

'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' Henchwoman Miriam Shor is Questioning Her Creator

The actress explains her ambiguous ending — and pitches a Marvel musical.


10 Years Ago, Marvel Dared to Deal with Consequences. It Never Did Again.

Hate the Mandarin twist? You’re wrong.


'Dune 2' Trailer Sets the Stage for a Bloody Crusade

“A holy war spreading across the universe like unquenchable fire!”


'Peter Pan & Wendy' Lands With a Thud

David Lowery’s remake of the fairy tale classic could’ve used a little pixie dust.

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'Better Call Saul' Is Still the Best TV Finale of the Past Decade

The show’s greatest con was in taking us beyond the ending we expected.

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How 'Suzume' Turned a Real-Life Natural Disaster Into a Stunning Sci-Fi Parable

Suzume director Makoto Shinkai reveals how he created the sci-fi adventure out of a real-life disaster.


The Greatest Unmade Monster Movie Could Reveal a Wild 'Godzilla x Kong' Plot

The new Godzilla x Kong monster might be an Easter egg going back to the 1950s.

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David Dastmalchian Is Living His Comic Book Nerd Dreams

The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star talks working with Christopher Nolan, his upcoming Dracula movie, and his (surprising) dream superhero role.

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Why Nicolas Cage Rules, According to the Co-Writer of One of the Best Nicolas Cage Movies

Mandy co-writer Aaron Stewart-Ahn talks about why Nicolas Cage is more than your meme.


'Invincible' Season 2’s New Villain Will Bring a “Unique Flavor” to the Series, Creator Says

The long wait will be worth it, Robert Kirkman assures.