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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
46% 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
96% 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
97% 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
79% 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
61% 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
97% 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
100% The Woman Who Left (Ang babaeng humayo) (2016) 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
98% 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
96% 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
10% 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
79% 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
88% 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
79% 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
No Score Yet Pleng khong kao (The Songs of Rice) (2014) Please go watch it.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
88% Foxcatcher (2014) In the end, nevertheless, it's the three male leads that bring the human story to the foreground; to me, Channing Tatum's proto-Homo-Sapiens wrestler/caveman is startling to watch.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
58% Saint Laurent (2015) Bertrand Bonello's Saint Laurent is an exquisite opium den, a biography of sensual feelings rather than of fact.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) It's still highly watchable, mainly because of the cast and the pawn-or-plotter dilemma that thrusts itself into Katniss's anxious existence. But.. it's hard not to feel that the material has been spread out too thin.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
71% Interstellar (2014) Too literal-minded, too conspicuous to leave us with a sense of doubt and apprehension.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
60% Joy (2015) While Joy is enjoyable enough, perhaps it's time for the director to move on and find new ingredients.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
60% Concussion (2015) It is a little too earnest, too conventional, and too caught up in its own display of integrity.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
No Score Yet Fak wai nai gai thoe (The Swimmers) (2014) The cautionary message of the new teen horror Fak Wai Nai Kai Ther (The Swimmers) isn't exactly about ghosts but about guilt and the terrifying aftermath of a hormone rush.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
41% Only God Forgives (2013) That it is superficial is a given. It's clear that Refn's plan is to drug us into transcendence, into the eerie plains of his Norse parable Valhalla Rising. He wants this film to levitate, but it doesn't.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
42% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) With Sin City: A Dame to Kill For... you can't take your eyes off the hyper-stylised fetishism on-screen... but you'll find it difficult to remember anything afterwards. This is instant gratification, a hard drug for the eyes.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
88% Gone Girl (2014) A dark warning against the cost of domestic bliss, is perhaps a perfect date movie for happy or unhappy couples, since the film's extreme satire takes cover under the sharp, highly engaging narrative and storytelling heft.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
81% The Revenant (2015) That's why The Revenant is best appreciated at its face value -- as a shell, a beautiful, windswept shell that contains less than it promises.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
93% PK (2014) The film tries so hard to be smart and funny, but... PK offers a metaphor that's too simplistic to be taken seriously.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
No Score Yet Plae kao (2014) From the strangely coloured fields, the simulated rice farming, the gentrified temple fair, the pre-World War II nationalistic fervour - the past is willed into existence here, instead of just existing.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
No Score Yet Pavang rak (Concrete Clouds) (2014) Here's a Thai film that's as tender as it is bold. It's also a film about the mood (and not necessarily the actualities) of that fateful, uneasy moment of 17 years ago when the market crashed and our sense of the future dashed.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
88% The Blue Room (La chambre bleue) (2014) Our vantage point as a spectator of this cruel sport gives us a privy to the "truth" of what Julien did or didn't do - only for the film to slap us back into the realisation that in cinema, truth and lies get along swimmingly, and for our own pleasure.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
66% The Rover (2014) While Michôd may not achieve that transcendental awakening in the vagabonds of this god-forsaken country, they've braved through enough hellfire for us to have mercy, and to care about them.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
11% Grace Of Monaco (2014) There must be a better way to salute Kelly's real-life pluck and stature, but if this melt-in-your-mouth lollipop is all we can have, then we'll have it.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) What we have here is a fun, cool and overlong film that we have no problem enjoying while it's playing, only for it to fade quickly from memory like a cobwebbed past that holds no importance.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
85% Mysterious Skin (2005) Like most good films, this one demands something from you, not just you from it. Some may run for cover, or for the exit, but those who stick around this strange and rich film will be sent out floating.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
67% The Railway Man (2014) The Railway Man, meanwhile, leaves you with tears and hope. Hell is over, only when it isn't.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
96% The Lunchbox (2014) Melancholic wit - and a tone of restrained melodrama - is what makes Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox a small gem.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
No Score Yet American Dreams in China (2013) As for non-Chinese audiences, the movie, a decade-spanning drama-comedy about three buddies who build an English-tutoring empire from scratch, is earnest and pedestrian.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) The idea that the deadliest weapon in this Lego galaxy is glue, which will make everything permanent and unmovable, shows that childish wit is probably the purest wit of all.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Andy Serkis, the actor who plays Caesar through the sophisticated performance-capture technology, gives us a soulful, complicated primate who faces the moral dilemma of a threatened sovereign.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) DiCaprio makes Belfort a childish charmer, sleazy and arrogant.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
67% Lost In Thailand (2013) The film is perhaps a more effective tourism poster for Thailand than our official campaigns; the mix of beauty and quirk is just right, almost bland, certainly not offensive or critical. A sequel is in the pipeline _ it's win-win, at least for now.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
20% The Hangover Part III (2013) Ironically, the most subdued Hangover is perhaps the most watchable, too.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
No Score Yet Jan Dara Pachimmabot (Jan Dara: The Finale) (2013) Jan Dara the novel, known for its erotic episodes, can be interpreted through so many lenses, from black comedy to spiritualism and politics; this film version seems to want to be everything, and probably ends up having less of everything, too.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
65% Mama (2013) While Del Toro uses fantasy elements to reach deeper into childhood fear (see Pan's Labyrinth), Mama has flashes of terror then sets back to be, at best, routine.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016