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Ratings & Reviews

  1. 丹尼斯's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

  2. CJ Salazar's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    Ganda n’ong scene kung saan mga mahihiyain at bibong bata na ‘yung nagtuloy ng kuwento/mito/folklore ng pelikula. Kung napanuod ito ni Kiarostami, napangiti kaya siya doon?

  3. Kasra Karbasi's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    [Revisiting A. W.] Here you can see that Apichat, like every genuine artist, has made the same work of art over and over again all these years. Almost all his other films are present here: the open windows of the hospital in Cemetery..., the ball that the boys plays football with [...Nabua], the thrilling p.o.v of car in a long-take ride [Blissfully...]... and the exact opposite of his late credits trick at the end!

  4. wave of the future's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    First ~5 mins or so were cool.

  5. Nicole Richie's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

  6. Bilouaustria's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    A mysterious object it is, right between fiction and documentary, which i enjoyed above all. Joe has since 2000 almost systematically integrated elements of reality in his work, the hospital for instance is autobiographical and comes in Syndrome and a century, in Cemetary of Splendour etc. The cadavre-exquis is just a reason to travel through Thailand and meet all sorts of people, a McGuffin if you will.

  7. Renton47's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    On its face you could reduce Object to being an 'exquisite corpse' experiment. It is obvious that AW uses that technique to showcase his love for two things, people and cinema. Though the film had plenty of magic, two moments on the DVD's interview stunned me 1) That travel shots are glorious on film because it echoes stock running through the camera 2) That AW took cinema from being a deity to being his pet

  8. Aardsy's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    It's about selling fish or something?

  9. Erik F.'s rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    I watched this several years ago but can't remember much about it now. Should rewatch.

  10. Mouth Breather's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    In the final stages of the film, the sense of restlessness within the confines of this narrative that had at the beginning been the motor of the film becomes apparent. Bare life seems to demand to be let out from the story. The children extrapolate wildly; the film itself allows itself to be rattled by them. The story becomes the toy car in the final scene, which is attached to the dog who pulls it onwards blindly.

  11. Aaron C Jones's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    Wow - this film is audacious. Reminds me a lot of the other one I watched that day — "Close-up" — but through the lens of a whole society [Thailand], whereas Close-up looked through the microscope at one man. Both have their merits (don't wanna make a value judgment on them) but I love the happy coincidence that I watched them on the same day.

  12. Duncan Gray's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    An audacious feature debut for Apichatpong. It's more fascinating in its concept than in its results, but it hypnotically establishes his trademarks: a dissolution of traditional cinematic narrative, a melding of the mundane with the impossible, and a democratic sense that, whoever the main character is, they are part of a universe that expands beyond the camera in all directions—even outside the material world.

  13. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    Interesting but already forgotten, I'm afraid.

  14. lina maj's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

  15. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    It's always interesting to see a great filmmaker's debut and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's shows a strong sense of atmosphere that he would go on to perfect.

  16. Jason's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    Not strictly speaking an "experimental film." You would (strictly speaking) have no choice but to call it a "hybrid film." But doubt not, compadre: MYSTERIOUS OBJECT is the product of pure experiment. One imagines that Joe went out in search of something elusive and slightly immaterial. You discover as you go. This is essentially alchemy. Essentially essential alchemy, the film itself the titular object.

  17. -REM-'s rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

  18. Lewis Taylor's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    Scattered granules of a folk tale delicately, thoughtfully harvested by Apichatpong as he delves into the stories of his fellow countrymen. A new form of cultural transmission emerges between generations, marked by his budding somnolent, magical style.

  19. Ark V's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    splendidly original weaving of fictumentary film

  20. Levi Miah's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    This is enigmatically produced with some equally enigmatic content. Stylistically inventive and original, it seems to be a microcosmic representation of folktales and a document of the feelings of these people through storytelling thematics. More layers exist, like Apichatpong's influence on both the fictional and documentary narratives or the included behind-the-scenes-esque shots of himself. Proper meta stuff.

  21. Nicolas Pierce's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    I've never seen a movie quite like this. There's something magical about Weerasethakul's films. He's a true original.

  22. T.h. Marvelsteins's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    I love the idea of the "Exquisite Corpse" too. This film doesn't always hits the target it aims at (too many unnecessary longueurs) Fascinating concept nevertheless and at times I was transfixed as it worked a special kind of magic on me. Would love now to see his other films.

  23. Superfrog's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    Interesting concept that, I feel, lack the consistent rythm and sufficient common thread to shine. I would love to see other similar attempts.

  24. Sarah Pietsch's rating of the film Mysterious Object at Noon

    I really enjoyed this. Thai people doing what Thai people do, with a shared story bringing strange magic into the mix. Recommended.

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