Firecracker 16 is up. Here's a look at what I'm looking at:
- Robert Williamson offers his Top 5 from the Bangkok International Film Festival, covering Sombat Metanee's the Holy Hoodlum (sorry I missed it!), Zhang Yuan's boarding school tale Little Red Flowers (where it was lost in the muddle), the sweet and interesting Joni's Promise, from Indonesia (this was one I had my eye out for before the festival, but missed it anyway), David Brisbin's look at Cambodia, Nice Hat! Five Enigmas in the Life in Cambodia and Gie, Rira Riza's biopic of Indonesia activist, Soe Hok Gie.
- Nick North reviews Danny Pang's Ab-normal Beauty.
(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)