Eastern Spotlight: Chocolate (2008)

Eastern Spotlight continues with Leon Nicholson taking a look at Chocolate directed by Prachya Pinkaew and starring JeeJa Yanin. Over the last 10 years or so, New Wave Muay Thai films from Thailand has well and truly put the country on the map in terms of filmmaking. Director Prachya Pinkaew (Ong Bak, Warrior King) along with fight choreographer and stuntman Panna Rittikrai could be credited as the people who have gone someway to achieving this feat.... Read More

Cinema Review: The Lady

Jonathon Dabell reviews The Lady starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis. Currently on General Release at UK Cinemas. Luc Besson, best known for La Femme Nikita and Leon, here directs an admirably earnest biopic about Burmese political activist Aung San Suu Kyi. The film is a real change of pace for both Besson and his leading lady Michelle Yeoh, who swaps her usual high-kicking woman-of-action persona for something much subtler and more affecting.... Read More