Prachya Pinkaew "The Kick" cover

The Kick

The Kick (더 킥) Director: Prachya Pinkaew Writer(s): Lee Jong-suk, Prachya Pinkaew Country: Thailand, South Korea Year: 2011 “The Kick” on Amazon. “The Kick” is a co-production between Thailand and South Korea. Primarily, it is a family action-comedy movie with very … Continue reading

Prachya Pinkaew "The Protector"

The Protector

The Protector (ต้มยำกุ้ง) Director: Prachya Pinkaew Writer(s): Napalee, Piyaros Thongdee, Country: Thailand Year: 2005 The Protector (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition) on Amazon. After first seeing “The Protector 2”, I got back to the original, titled “Tom-Yum-Goong” in Thailand. Not only it … Continue reading

The Iron Ladies

The Iron Ladies (สตรีเหล็ก) Director: Yongyoot Thongkongtoon Writer(s):  Visuttchai Boonyakarnjawa, Jira Maligool, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon Country: Thailand Year: 2000 “The Iron Ladies” on Amazon. A lot of movies from Thailand explore themes of transsexuality, homosexuality, and sexual identity in general. “The Iron … Continue reading

Prachya Pinkaew "The Protector 2" poster

The Protector 2

The Protector 2 (Tom-Yum-Goong 2) Director: Prachya Pinkaew Written: Eakasit Thairatana Country: Thailand Year: 2013 “The Protector 2” on Amazon. It might seem very backward to review a movie’s sequel before the first one, but having had the privilege to see … Continue reading

Nonzee Nimibutr "Nang Nak" poster

Nang Nak

Nang Nak (นางนาก) Director: Nonzee Nimibutr Written: Wisit Sasanatieng Country: Thailand Year: 1999 “Nang Nak” on Amazon. “Nang Nak” is not simply another ghost story. It is a Thai legend, deep rooted in the nation’s psyche and imagination. It has … Continue reading

Chookiat Sakveerakul "The Love of Siam" poster

The Love of Siam

The Love of Siam (รักแห่งสยาม) Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul Written: Chookiat Sakveerakul Country: Thailand Year: 2007 “Love of Siam” on Amazon. “The Love of Siam” is a teen love story with a twist. The twist is that it’s a gay teen romance … Continue reading

Ekachai Uekrongtham "Beautiful Boxer" poster

Beautiful Boxer

Beautiful Boxer (บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอ) Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham Written: Desmond Sim, Ekachai Uekrongtham Country: Thailand Year: 2004 “Beautiful Boxer” on Amazon. If “Rocky” and “Million Dollar Baby” were crossed together, you would get something like “Beautiful Boxer,” but it is much more. … Continue reading

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ) Director: Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul Written: Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul Country: Thailand Year: 2010 “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” on Amazon. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past lives” is part … Continue reading

Prachya Pinkaew "Chocolate" poster

Chocolate

Chocolate (ช็อคโกแลต) Director: Prachya Pinkaew Written: Napalee, Chookiat Sakveerakul Country: Thailand Year: 2008 “Chocolate” on Amazon. When you hear the plot of this movie – the autistic daughter of an ex-gangster woman becomes a great martial artist in order to … Continue reading