Tony Jaa returns in these martial arts revenge thrillers set in 15th Century Thailand. He is still the most impressive special effect in the movie.
The stocky Thai stuntman turned action hero has an impressive physique, a steel snap to his delivery, and a gymnastic prowess to his style, and it’s all on display in this endearingly naïve martial arts adventure.
Tears of the Black Tiger (Thailand, 2000), Wisit Sasanatieng’s madcap new wave western, both a spoof and a celebration of the crazy conventions of movie melodramas and genre cinema from decades back. Imagine the Cisco Kid dropped into a Bollywood version of a Sergio Leone western, as re-imagined by Douglas Sirk with costumes out of […]
In Thailand filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendor (Thailand, 2015), the world we live in and the world we dream are one and the same. An elementary school has been turned into a makeshift hospital for soldiers suffering from a mysterious sleeping sickness and Jen (Jenjira Pongpas Widner), a volunteer with a debilitating limp caused […]