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It's that time of year. The Vietnamese Department of Cinematography is releasing another tiring and cliche ridden film on the Vietnam war. According to a review by Do Thuy Linh, a film critic from Thanh Nien Daily News, this film has an excess of explosion, a confusing plot, and skeletal character development.

You can read the full review here.

...continue reading "Những Người Viết Huyền Thoại (The Legend Maker): Film Review By Do Thuy Linh"

I want to start this post with this wonderful film that compliments the talking points. Shot on a DSLR. A simple yet creative story, single location, few actors. Lots of soul.

I love reading the monthly column Through The Lens of Thanh Nien News by Do Thi Linh. This month she criticizes Vietnamese filmmakers' reliance on technology to make/or not to make films.  ...continue reading "Poor But No Less Cinematic – A Tale From Van Phuc Village"

In this really profound article from the Thanh Niên Daily, she suggests Vietnamese filmmakers ways to establish cultural identity in their films amid the struggling industry. ...continue reading "Cinematic Wisdom From Do Thuy Linh- Quest for cultural markers"

through the lensThe only film critic that I know in Vietnam who writes in English and has a background in Screenwriting is Do Thuy Linh. Some of the most insightful articles about Vietnamese cinema are authored by her.  Each month she publishes an article on Vietnamese Cinema at Thanh Nien News under a column called Through The Lens. ...continue reading "Do Thuy Linh – Vietnamese Film Critic and Commentator"