Mekong Hotel Reviews

March 3, 2016
Even for a filmmaker who takes pride in scaling the fantastic down to everyday proportions, there's such a thing as going too slight.
March 2, 2016
Deceptively simple film becomes a strange, meditative look into Thai culture and folklore.
January 28, 2016
Weerasethakul's films have been hailed for their hypnotic mix of natural splendor and supernatural mythology, though this one is a bit lumpy by his standards.
March 13, 2013
Indulges the writer-director's taste for near-catatonic pacing combined with supernatural comings and goings.
January 17, 2013
Apichatpong resists control and eschews close-ups, maintaining as always a Zen-like approach to his material.
December 6, 2012
Compared with Weerasethakul's acclaimed features, it feels cobbled together and improvised, which for the most part it was.
October 17, 2012
A tone poem on the theme of "acting out dialogue".
May 20, 2012
It's not painful to endure or anything (in part because it's so short), but to borrow the title of one of last year's celebrated Cannes premieres: This is not a film.
May 18, 2012
Its running time may make it more digestible than some of Weerasethakul's more ambitious pieces, although it straddles the line between full-feature and his short films and experimental work quite beautifully.
May 18, 2012
Miniature rumination on reincarnation and romance overstays its welcome even at 59 minutes.
May 18, 2012
A 59-minute offshoot of a shelved film project, the pic plays like a bonus track to the Thai auteur's Palme d'Or winner, Uncle Boonmee.
May 18, 2012
The ideas here were far more interestingly rehearsed in movies like Tropical Malady and his Palme-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. A diverting footnote to the main body of work, no more than that.