This is a tough review to write without dropping spoilers, but I will try. In fact, I would also recommend not watching the trailer because it drops a huge spoiler that will rob you of the feverish fun you are going to have. Trust me, go in blind and like me you will come up […]Read more "A Day (2017)"
Dunkirk was literally my third war movie at the cinema in a roll. It started with War for the Planet of the Apes, which was one of the most evocative and unsettling human war films I have seen. It was followed by a Japanese anime, In This Corner of the World, an exquisite time-capsule of a movie, […]Read more "Dunkirk (2017)"
Freshly minted, super-duper fun, uber cool, confident, thrilling, propulsive, exhilarating, inspired, geeky glee inducing… these are just some adjectives I would bandy around Baby Driver and it is definitely deserving of even more. This is pop-culture filmmaking at its best. Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make […]Read more "Baby Driver (2017)"
This is a blast! As usual, Marvel Studios makes it look so easy. The humour is spot-on, the character arcs so well-drawn, the action sequences so well-conceived and purposeful, and the expositions well-handled. This is not an origin story, it tells the story of how Peter Parker comes of age and becomes worthy of becoming […]Read more "Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)"
It was between the latest Transformers and Mad World for Thursday Movie Night, and the latter won in a heartbeat. Not even the unavailability of our regular evening time slot could deter us (no doubt every golden time slot was allocated to the money churning vehicular-robot smackdown) and we had to catch an ungodly 10pm screening. […]Read more "Mad World (一念无明) (2016)"
This being a Thai movie, I was pleasantly surprised to notice there are no ghosts or cheesy romantic couplings. Bad Genius is essentially a caper thriller and it is as suspenseful as they come. While being engrossed with Bad Genius, my mind was flooded with memories. Confession time. I have cheated in a Chemistry test […]Read more "Bad Genius (2017)"
I am not a fan of the now-defunct Taiwanese talk show Mr Con & Ms Csi, which I know ended abruptly last year. It was a hugely successful TV programme that was not afraid to grill its guests with difficult questions and it is not surprising that it had garnered a legion of fans. With […]Read more "Didi’s Dreams (“吃吃”的爱) (2017)"