David Chen

David Chen

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I've been reviewing movies on the internet for 12 years. I work at Amazon.

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  • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

    ★★★★★

    There’s a guy in this documentary who’s apparently the inspiration for Tony Montana in SCARFACE. He is by far the most grounded, relatable, and sympathetic character in the whole damn show. ‬

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    There's a moment about 10 minutes into this film when Ruben (Riz Ahmed) is at a hearing specialist's office. The specialist is explaining to him that the majority of his hearing is gone, and all his efforts at the moment should be dedicated to preserving what's left.

    The film smash cuts to Ruben performing at another metal concert that very night, seemingly disregarding the specialist's advice. It's a stunning depiction of that innate human desire to maintain normality -- to…