Review: By the Time It Gets Dark, 2016, dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong


It’s important to be honest with yourself when you’re a film critic, and sometimes that can be really hard, especially when “being honest” means admitting that you’re not sure if you understand the movie you’re fucking writing about. Case in point: I really genuinely loved Anocha Suwichakornpong’s By the Time It Gets Dark, but damned if I really genuinely “got” that in the blue hell her movie is trying to say. It involves references to the Thammasat University Massacre in Thailand in 1976. I got that! I felt proud of that. Everything else? Search me. But I dug it anyways, per my review for The Playlist, and I look forward to seeing it again once it’s off the TIFF circuit and made available for regular people to see. 

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