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Kong Rithdee's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Bangkok Post, Cinema Scope

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) [Eric] Clapton emerges here as a person who has gone through hell and back and his storm-tossed journey, which is also a journey of music of the past 50 years, still rings with pathos and relevance. ‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) But with unruffled confidence and youthful velocity, the 71-year-old gambles that the thrills would override the insincerity -- that nobody would mind the self-defeating scruples as long as the breakneck ride keeps us glued. ‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) [McDormand's] sorrow, festered into rage, is the emotional epicentre of the film that strives to quake all the American fault lines, moral, racial and political, and she gives a gut-punching performance in a classic feminist register.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
100% Season of the Devil (Ang Panahon ng Halimaw) (2018) Diaz is a filmmaker, writer and musician, and in Season Of The Devil he has found a way to combine all of those. It's probably one of his darkest films, and one that subverts the happiest genre in cinema history: musical.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
No Score Yet Malila: The Farewell Flower (2017) A truly remarkable Thai film, Malila: The Farewell Flower takes big risks and makes it seem the most natural thing in the world.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) ... the director's imagination gives it an authentic vintage texture and enough doses of shocks and blood.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
No Score Yet Homogeneous, Empty Time (2017) The iconography of power is everywhere in the film -- flags, billboards, posters, statues, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on TV -- towering above the boys and the people struggling to make sense of them all. ‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) At its most moving, most humanist moments, this film by an 89-year-old filmmaker and a 33-year-old street artist is about the heartbreaking ephemerality of art, about mortality, memory and the transient nature of everything, above all of life itself.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
85% Darkest Hour (2017) Personally, I would prefer a rerun of Dunkirk or The Crown. But what Darkest Hour lacks in imagination is made up for, to an extent, by Oldman's presence.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
91% Human Flow (2017) ... Human Flow, despite its efforts and comprehensiveness, is at best a sketch...‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
92% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2017) Kore-eda grows more philosophical in topic and aesthetics as he looks at the hard question about justice -- by law and by human, which is the same -- and in the end he confirms his place as one of the master filmmakers at work in the world.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet Die Tomorrow (2017) With the Thai film Die Tomorrow, writer-director Nawapol Thamronrattanarit tries to capture that rarefied feeling of the eternal fleetingness of life.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) ... The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is so conscious of its own dark, twisted nature that it comes off like an experiment -- a derivative experiment in anti-humanism.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) For fans of the original, this should be enough to satisfy your soul (and nostalgia). For a new generation of viewers, the deliberate pacing will be a challenge, and in the end it's Deakins' framing, perspective and wondrous lighting that will carry them.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) Cemetery of Splendour is the gentlest of war cries that rallies our personal consciousness to overcome the prescribed, unfeeling, unthinking doctrine.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet Samui Song (2017) At times noir-ish, at times cheeky, and at times a little too self-aware, Samui Song thriller surfs in and out between straight genre exercise and winking critique of many things. ‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Angelina Jolie's adaptation of First They Killed My Father is one that comes from the heart.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
73% Caniba (2017) One of the hardest films to watch this year, Caniba is also an intense and strangely engaging experience where art, life, horror and film intersect and move as one.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) The film has, to my count, two, or at best three, genuinely scary scenes, which aren't enough to redeem its overall mediocrity.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Theron throws herself into the colourful maelstrom and comes out (almost) unscathed. We need more spies like this, whether the war is hot or cold.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
No Score Yet Emmanuel Macron: Behind the Rise (2017) The film works, instead, as a campaign history and a personality sketch of this boyish, industrious, intelligent politician who, at first, seemed surprised by his own ascendancy. ‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
90% Pop Aye (2017) Pop Aye is gentle and playful, and Tan engages us throughout.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
92% Bad Genius (2017) Finally -- the first in 2017 -- we have a Thai film worth recommending.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) Atmospheric and bewitching.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
62% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) The actors save it. Amalric and Gainsbourg especially make Ismael and Sylvia two people who we really care about.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
91% Dearest Sister: Nong Hak (2016) If the film seems to ride on the archetypal perception of female fury and suspicion, the two actresses, Vilouna and Amphaiphun, make it real and convincing -- something we didn't expect from what's at heart a horror film.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
67% Alien: Covenant (2017) You'll enjoy Alien Covenant, though you'll probably not be overexcited by it.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is about how we should get out of our own abyss conditioned by familiarity and history, and it's one of the smartest films out there.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) There's no other way for director Rupert Sanders but to take the material very seriously and transform the geeky essence of the narrative into popular entertainment for a global audience. At that level, Ghost In The Shell doesn't disappoint.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
No Score Yet Motel Mist (2016) Some will dig Motel Mist, others will leave feeling frustrated. That's only normal, but it's important that a film of unconventional sensibility and temperament gets a chance on the screen.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
44% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) It's not, as the mockery goes, the end of the world for Dolan, but it's hardly something we wish to remember this golden boy by, either.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
97% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) After The Storm will certainly warm your heart on a cold stormy day.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
98% Moonlight (2016) The best film among the Oscar's Best Picture nominees, Moonlight glows like an iridescent animal, tender in touch and sensitive to the complexity of life.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) A calm, quietly touching beauty, a fable about man, nature, family, the environment -- I don't know, life itself.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
78% American Honey (2016) The film enjoys its moments of sweet hopelessness but at the end, in a sane way, this is a story of youthful hope. The US needs that as much as we all do.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
94% Arrival (2016) Arrival, which aims to touch rather than to excite, looks inward. The film about aliens, it proposes, is in fact a way to look at the human race, the good and the bad in us (mostly the bad).‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
59% Allied (2016) For love, for country or for suspense, Allied packages the timeworn love-in-the-time-of-war trope with dutiful, uninspiring attention.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
100% The Age of Shadows (2016) In all, Kim Jee-woon may be a filmmaker not best-known for emotional subtlety, but with the right material he knows how to deliver the goods.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) It would be too much to call Ford's film a mere exercise in style, though it's also too much to think there's a lot more beneath what we're seeing. Still, we are enthralled.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Something like Your Name -- and rewatching the Ghibli films -- reminds us that the full potential of animated film to broaden the boundaries of human perception lies elsewhere.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
35% Blair Witch (2016) What an unnecessary movie.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
79% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2017) The last 15 minutes of the film is one of the saddest moments in cinema I've experienced this year (or many years).‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
97% Hell or High Water (2016) For all the genre formula -- the robbing, the hideout, the chase, the ambush -- the film is less about thrills than about slow-burning tension, and it stands out with its cultural and socio-economic specificity.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
95% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) With this high-budget blockbuster, Yeon brings in a skilfull staging of sudden, irrepressible savagery of this unnatural disaster.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
78% The Shallows (2016) [Lively] deserves the credit here: first she is sunny and sentimental, then she grows desperate, tough, and just enough of a fatalist at the end.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
17% Queen of the Desert (2017) Atypical of Herzog's solid style, Queen Of The Desert feels almost woozy, since the hard-edged adventure of Bell is rendered in an inappropriate soft focus.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
No Score Yet Heart Attack (Freelance: Ham puay... Ham phak... Ham rak mor) (2015) It's not perfect and it's probably a little too loose in parts, but [Heart Attack] is one of the strangest and most memorable Thai films this year has seen.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
80% Furious 7 (2015) The juvenile implausibility of the stunts has always been the strength of the franchise.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
86% Still Alice (2015) [Moore gives a] delicate performance here as a strong woman struggling not to be reduced to pity.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
78% The Theory of Everything (2014) A sensitive, middle-brow and conventional film, with key moments in Hawking's life structured neatly, and with every emotional button being pushed just at the right pressure.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016