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Rating Title/Year Author
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul We managed to laugh and enjoy the film despite its muddled narratives. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Joker (2019) Tatat Bunnag By the time the movie is over, you will find yourself fully invested and ready to watch his journey continue. Well, if there's ever another one. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
6/10 Freaks (2018) Tatat Bunnag Freaks keeps you interested, but it never is completely coherent. Plot points are haphazardly strewn about to keep the narrative moving. The film doesn't earn many points for originality, but its low budget veneer is a draw. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Kong Rithdee Tarantino's new film is a surprisingly breezy, elegiac chronicle of Los Angeles and its oddball residents. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Weathering With You (2019) Tatat Bunnag [A] great thing about Shinkai's filmmaking is that he puts the relationships between his characters at the forefront, with the fantasy elements often in the background. This helps to make his storytelling more nuanced and compelling. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul A little bit of fantasy. A little more on romance. While the film was generally pleasing, I feel it only touches on the surface of this new world it conjured. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Only The Cat Knows (2018) Melalin Mahavongtrakul Within that simple story, what holds and drives the movie forward is the elderly Yukiko and Masaru. It's not often that we get to see a love story that centres around a senior couple. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Midsommar (2019) Tatat Bunnag It's crafted by people with unique visions who never fear to offer something different. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
The Current War (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul In the end, all The Current War manages is a faint glow, not the dazzling spectacle we were hoping for. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Tatat Bunnag Holland continues to impress, perfectly portraying an awkward boy with incredible superpowers. The comedy in Far From Home is also spot-on. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Beats (2019) Tatat Bunnag Ultimately, Beats is entertaining enough, but like many Netflix offerings can feel inconsequential. But with the film's positive message that hip-hop music can inspire is reason enough to give this film a try. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Kong Rithdee Part-biopic, part-musical and part-fantasy, Rocketman is an absolute blast. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul Toy Story 4, despite minor hiccups, is still a welcoming breath of familiar air in the otherwise lacklustre season of blockbuster sequels. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul The film's still entertaining, with a charming cast in tow. Wowing audiences with big guns and high-tech subways is great and all, but we could really do with more substance in the story. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Kong Rithdee A rapt, delicate love story between two corseted women isolated from the world. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Atlantics (2019) Kong Rithdee Diop's genre-straddling isn't always convincing, and yet the film has a haunting atmosphere and a straight-faced conviction that the incredulous is always possible in a place like Africa. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Little Joe (2019) Kong Rithdee Hausner seems more preoccupied with shipshape formalism and a jarring soundtrack than in creating a resonant mother-son story...this time, the form just takes over everything else. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2019
Young Ahmed (2019) Kong Rithdee The casting is critical, and Ben Addi as Ahmed has that angelic quality that seems jarring with his extremist tendency. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Dolor y gloria (2019) Kong Rithdee While some of us may miss the subversive wackiness of his earlier films, the Spanish maestro shows that, like himself, his filmmaking has aged pretty well. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Les misérables (2019) Kong Rithdee An intense, sometimes breathless cop drama that telescopes the raw reality of the banlieue, a commune of blocky, anonymous concrete residences populated by non-whites of African (and mostly Muslim) descent. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Happy as Lazzaro (2018) Kong Rithdee Happy As Lazzaro can be described as a parable, even a myth, but what makes it relevant to our contemporary world is that it's real. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Tatat Bunnag The epic adventure has now come to its grand conclusion, with the 22nd film, Avengers: Endgame, and it should satisfy all fans of the series. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Pet Sematary (2019) Tatat Bunnag Overall, this is a worthy addition to the King canon. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul Shazam! is a coming-of-age tale that reminds us that we have to grow up when the situation calls for it. At the same time, it's OK to remain a child at heart and to have a brighter outlook on the world. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Us (2019) Tatat Bunnag It's still an enjoyable horror film with decent humour and a great soundtrack. I would recommend this movie to casual horror fans, but don't see it expecting anything like Get Out. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Then Came You (2018) Tatat Bunnag Sounds like a good plot for a movie, but Departures is unfortunately unable to deliver the elements well enough. Especially since there's such a big contrast between the emotional scenes and the goofy silly ones, making the movie felt a bit half baked. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Inhuman Kiss (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul Still, despite some flaws, the film is enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
The Devil Fish (2018) Tatat Bunnag Ultimately the film fails to make us feel invested in what's going on in the story. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul Overall the inaugural take of Danvers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a fun, entertaining ride that we are definitely rooting for more as we go further into a new phase following Endgame. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Tatat Bunnag of the most exciting films of its type since the first Matrix movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018) Tatat Bunnag Although with all the good intentions and interesting combinations, the result is still somewhat mediocre. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Eighth Grade (2018) Tatat Bunnag Eighth Grade is absolutely an insightful study of the current generation of teenagers, touching on ideas of insecurity, hormones, fitting in, and everything in between. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Girl (2018) Kong Rithdee Lukas Dhont's debut feature is a moving portrait of a body in transition. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Tatat Bunnag The visuals in The Crimes Of Grindelwald are gorgeous, and probably even better than its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
Shadow (2018) Kong Rithdee The film's rain-soaked moodiness has genuine gravity and the fight choreography is inventive. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Kong Rithdee The film only plays like a summary of Freddie's life, a bullet-point presentation of key moments, without angles or attitude, without ambition or even style. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
Suspiria (2018) Kong Rithdee This Suspiria isn't something that everyone will find entertaining, but it's audacious and uncompromising. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Tatat Bunnag A Star Is Born is something that's easy to fall in love with but not all too deeply. Not perfect cinema, but maybe that's enough for now. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
The Prey (2018) Bangkok Post Staff It's not a film that cares too much about making sense of its plot...since the gist of it all is the action, which involves fist fights, spearing, knifing and machine gunning. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
A Prayer Before Dawn (2017) Kong Rithdee A Prayer Before Dawn is remarkable in its brutalist mode, in sketching the grainy lives of these see how far the body, and in effect the soul, could endure the inhuman hellhole that is their everyday surroundings. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? (2018) Kong Rithdee It's a film that's supposed to be about anger, but anger, though visible throughout, is couched in something more subtle, more unclassifiable, and thus more disturbing. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
High Life (2018) Kong Rithdee Sex, birth, violence, philosophy -- this is a visceral, feverish alter-ego of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, made with relish by a true French master. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Kong Rithdee The revelation here is the actress Kiki Layne. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Green Book (2018) Kong Rithdee It's a mass-appeal crowd-pleaser augmented by a topical immediacy, and director Peter Farrelly (There's Something About Mary, Shallow Hal) has done a fine service to his best material in years. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Roma (2018) Kong Rithdee A moving, ravishing, heartbreaking ode to the Mexico... This is a film so sincere and beautiful that, ideally, it deserves to be seen on the cinema screen. How about that, Netflix? EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Ghost Fleet (2018) Kong Rithdee Ghost Fleet has a patience and a length that allow it to bring more of a human story to the fore, and as a result reminds everyone that to balance human rights and prosperity is most challenging and indispensable. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
App War (2018) Kong Rithdee It features a cast of good-looking young actors playing programmers and marketers, and though the story loses its focus and goes a little erratic in its romantic part, it's still an above-average package. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
Manbiki kazoku (2018) Kong Rithdee Shoplifters is built on an outrageously melodramatic plot, but in Kore-eda's hands, it comes off as natural, touching and genuine. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
Isle of Dogs (2018) Kong Rithdee What a film to look at. Isle Of Dogs... is good or great or exhausting depending on how much you're willing to hitch a ride with the filmmaker's obsessive visual construction. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
Burning (2018) Kong Rithdee Burning is a slow-burn affair that will test, and reward, patient viewers -- not that all mysteries will be solved and gift-wrapped to our satisfaction, but the bottled-up enigma of the protagonists... will come blazing like a star. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018