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Rating Title/Year Author
Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Tatat Bunnag Moretz certainly does give her all in Shadow In The Cloud but her appealing character isn't enough to save a story that's really messy and all over the place. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
Promising Young Woman (2020) Tatat Bunnag Mulligan offers perhaps the standout performance of her distinguished career. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
Outside the Wire (2021) Tatat Bunnag Outside The Wire feels like a middling effort with an ineffective gimmick and undercooked script. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
School Town King (2020) Kong Rithdee In a year where youth spoke up, this is a film that listens carefully to what they have to say. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
Mank (2020) Tatat Bunnag The aesthetics in Mank are excellent. The way Fincher and cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt brought an old look to the film is incredible. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
Holidate (2020) Tatat Bunnag Holidate fails at being a good rom-com. The film is incredibly messy and it was indeed a struggle to sit through. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
Rebecca (2020) Tatat Bunnag If you're looking for a creepy, suspenseful story as told in the original novel and film, this may not be for you. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2020
Hakamada: The Longest Held Death Row Inmate in the World (2019) Tatat Bunnag With its dark atmosphere and gripping storytelling, the 72-minute film exposes flaws within Japan's criminal justice system and questions the relevancy of the death penalty. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Tatat Bunnag Bill & Ted Face The Music might not surpass the first films and probably is the weakest out of all three but if you're looking for an easy watch or if you're watching just for Keanu Reeves, then this is a no-brainer. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
#Alive (2020) Tatat Bunnag Funny and scary at the same time. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
Cuties (2020) Yvonne Bohwongprasert Technically this raw unfiltered film strings together a plot that really does not make sense. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
The Kissing Booth 2 (2020) Tatat Bunnag If you go in with lower expectations and understand this is just a teenage love story, you might actually find a lot to enjoy in The Kissing Booth 2. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
Vivarium (2020) Tatat Bunnag The performances by Poots and Eisenberg are outstanding. They have great chemistry as a couple, and this makes the relationship not perfect but realistic. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
The Old Guard (2020) Melalin Mahavongtrakul It's also what sets this story apart from other superhero action flicks with a mission to save the world. These soldiers are no more saviours than they are victims -- of mysterious fate and also of a stranger's greed. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
The Hunt (2020) Tatat Bunnag Aspirations aside, The Hunt is long on gratuitous violence, short on political commentary... EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Last Days of American Crime (2020) Tatat Bunnag The Last Days Of American Crime is just another action movie that takes way too long to tell its story, and could have been better executed. I would highly recommend skipping this one. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
The Lovebirds (2020) Tatat Bunnag Although the new film is an entirely different beast and may not be as good as its predecessor, The Lovebirds still manages to deliver a semi-good laugh, and a heartwarming love story. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2020
Bad Education (2019) Tatat Bunnag Bad Education is in the same spirit as films like Spotlight or last year's Bombshell, but deals with a case of much smaller scale. Still, it balances well between black comedy and suspense within the same space. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2020
The Wrong Missy (2020) Tatat Bunnag ...it's not your fault if you decide to stop in the middle of The Wrong Missy. It is indeed very generic and demonstrates bad comedic taste... EDIT
Posted May 18, 2020
Becoming (2020) Yvonne Bohwongprasert So why watch Becoming? For the simple reason that her life story resounds with hope for a better tomorrow, which starts by telling one's story. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2020
The Half of It (2020) Melalin Mahavongtrakul The narrative of this coming-of-age drama takes us from finding love to finding self, dropping the pretence and shedding overbearing layers for one to pursue goals and dreams and be who they are. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2020
Extraction (2020) Melalin Mahavongtrakul In a way, it's got the thrill to match, but not much on the substance. It's a shame there's no joy in its characters and story to really give the action something to thrive on. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
Time to Hunt (2020) Melalin Mahavongtrakul Time To Hunt is a classic heist thriller but it misses the mark with its slow pace and glut of unanswered questions. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2020
Love. Wedding. Repeat (2020) Tatat Bunnag I feel as if this movie was a missed opportunity, one that could have been executed better. It's a good effort but at the end of the day it just didn't come together. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2020
The Banker (2020) Karnjana Karnjanatwe The Banker unfolds the history of American inequality and racist banking practices. Bernard and Matt, both visionaries, seem to be ahead of their time. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
Coffee & Kareem (2020) Tatat Bunnag Despite the 80s throwback and some funny moments, Coffee & Kareem unfortunately feels forced in recreating the same old formula with raunchy jokes that were kind of inappropriate. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
The Occupant (2020) Tatat Bunnag The Occupant may have a few flaws but is still an entertaining watch, especially for a character study on perception, desire, greed and obsession for success. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2020
Last Letter (2018) Melalin Mahavongtrakul Iwai's Last Letter seemed promising, but got sidetracked in its delivery. And despite its good cast, I'm not sure this letter arrives at its intended destination. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
Bombshell (2019) Tatat Bunnag Of course, Bombshell is tackling an extremely important issue. It's a story that needs telling. But the film never feels like it's delving deeply enough. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
The Lighthouse (2019) Kong Rithdee Unlikely as it seems, Dafoe and Pattinson have given us one of the oddest, craziest and tenderest on-screen couples of the year. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Little Women (2019) Tatat Bunnag Despite this being a studio, big budget film, it's not inaccessible. Gerwig's Little Women is a movie that a wide audience will enjoy. It's made with craft... EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
() Melalin Mahavongtrakul Part of why the film is so impactful comes from how ordinary it feels. Ji-young could be anyone. She is all of us. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
Happy Old Year (2019) Kong Rithdee A mature, solid work from one of the best-known Thai directors today. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
Tootsies & The Fake (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul Not many comedies can make you laugh until it hurts, but Tootsies And The Fake pulls it off with ease. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul A likable and entertaining sequel. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Tatat Bunnag Knives Out is a success as a great crime thriller that is wickedly clever with its unique tongue-in-cheek comedy and barrels of fun. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Light of My Life (2019) Tatat Bunnag Overall, it's a very well-crafted movie with beautiful cinematography as well as moving and thoughtful dialogue. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
Hello World (2019) Melalin Mahavongtrakul As a whole, it is touching enough to make some cry. And even with everything I still don't really get about the film, I found myself enjoying aspects of it. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
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