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    SF to add 6 cinema branches in 2018

    Business, Nanat Suchiva, Published on 13/06/2018

    » Thailand's second-largest movie chain SF Cinema is investing 600 million baht to add six cinema branches, while overhauling its biggest and first cinema at CentralWorld, expecting to increase revenue to 5 billion baht this year.

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    Will the best films win the Oscars?

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/02/2016

    » The Oscar night is also the Oscar-bashing night. It was always the night (or morning, in our time zone) of constant bemoaning and condescension, because the Academy voters, like most voters, always get it wrong, at least to million others around the world who believe, in our collective delirium, that we have a stake in this pageant taking place somewhere in Los Angeles. Things have taken a turn for the worse with the snap judgement made possible by social media; now the outrage and disbelief are so raw since they're aired in real time, on Facebook and Twitter, like I did last year when I was convinced that it was against every law of nature that Birdman, a well-crafted display of pretension and self-obsession, won over the more delicate Boyhood.

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    For the days that remain

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 17/11/2017

    » Challenging taboos, one of Thailand's most popular directors returns with a film that looks death in the eye

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    Windows on the world

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 28/09/2017

    » As Hussain Currimbhoy sees it, this is a golden age for documentary filmmaking, a time when the criss-crossing narratives of the world tangle with audiences' growing suspicion over traditional media. The emergence of streaming services has also revolutionised distribution philosophy and connected doc-makers with audiences in ways unseen before, especially with audiences who once had little interest in documentary titles.

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    Setback for trump hurts us equities but set rises

    Business, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Recap: Asian stocks drifted last week and Wall Street fell as investors awaited a crucial vote on the US healthcare bill. Its failure on Friday raised questions about President Donald Trump's ability to push through the rest of his agenda including tax cuts. Lower oil prices prompted by persistent worries about the global glut also dampened sentiment. Buying ahead of the dividend season bolstered the Thai stock market but global uncertainties capped gains.

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    That precious gold statuette

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/02/2017

    » The Oscars takes place Monday morning Thailand time. We pontificate and prognosticate the results

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    A new vision on Siam's enduring symbol

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/04/2017

    » The elephant and the man, walking down the road to redemption and encountering the wounded and the marginalised, the madmen and the prostitutes. In the film Pop Aye, which will kick off Bangkok Asean Film Festival 2017 this evening (see sidebar), the fine-tusked beast accompanies the lost soul as the duo find their way home from Bangkok to the Northeast.

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    New Zealand film festival makes Thai debut

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 06/10/2016

    » To celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Thailand, the first-ever New Zealand Film Festival will be held in Bangkok from Friday until Sunday.

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    Small distributors screened out of exclusive reel estate

    Spectrum, Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai, Published on 05/06/2016

    » Film distributor Thida Plitpholkarnpim knows better than most the struggle to get independent films and documentaries into major cinema chains.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 10/09/2016

    » 4 In collaboration with Inès de la Fressange, the French fashion titan whose name is "synonymous with Parisian chic", Uniqlo has released a new line of women's clothing inspired by the 1960s French fashion, when "the ready-to-wear industry led to the collapse of the hierarchy that had been the height of long-established haute couture". The first of a three-part collection (with the second and third releasing in October and November, respectively) -- now in stores -- is dubbed La Femme 70s, which expresses the "free and open feel of the 1970s".

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