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    Expanding the friend zone

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 15/02/2019

    » Friend zone is a place nobody wants to be in. Stuck in a limbo between friendship and wanting more, friend zone is sometimes a prison people want out of but just can't walk away from. In GDH's latest flick, Friend Zone (now showing in cinemas), this complex and bittersweet relationship is hilariously explored by filmmaker Chayanop Boonprakob.

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    Top of the world

    Brunch, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Miss Thailand World 2018 Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan has plans of rising to the top, and does not intend to go alone.

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    Spooky skyscraper

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/09/2017

    » Director Sophon "Jim" Sakdaphisit likes to create his horror films based on locations. His 2008 directorial debut, Coming Soon, is set in a haunted cinema. The follow-up smash hit Laddaland -- his best-known project, which grossed 117 million baht in Thailand -- is set in a housing estate. And The Swimmers (2014) takes place mostly around a swimming pool.

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    Living a full life, late in life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Thailand is an ageing society, as defined by the United Nations, which means a country's population consists of more than 10% elderly. Based on 2015 data from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, around 11 million Thais are over 60, which means 16% of the entire population.

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    Eternal star

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/11/2016

    » Three years after making her screen debut, in a soap opera in 2010, Davika "Mai" Hoorne was known to Thai audiences as nang ake pun larn -- the billion-baht leading lady -- from the mega-success of her 2013 film Pee Mak Phra Khanong. Since then, she has become a fixture on the screen, with period melodrama Plae Kao (The Scar) in 2014, a modest hit, and the oddball Freelance Harm Puay Harm Pak Harm Rak Mor (Heart Attack) last year, which raked in over 90 million baht at the box office.

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    Call me by her name

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/07/2018

    » While the interest and market for gay-themed stories continue to grow -- on online channels, on television series and in cinemas -- the sub-genre of lesbian movies has still got some catching up to do, especially in Thailand. Once in a blue moon, a lesbian film would drop on our cinema or TV screens, and the ones that had an actual cultural impact can be counted on one hand. At last week's LGBT Film Festival, which saw an enthusiastic turnout, there was then just one lesbian film among a dozen gay-themed international titles. All of this seems to signify that truly fair representation of gender and sexuality in the media still has quite a way to go.

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    Peace is possible

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/07/2018

    » Can adversaries put away their past and join hands again? Apparently some can, at least in the case of actresses Tanyares "Tanya" Engtrakul and Savika "Pinky" Chaiyadej, who are starring in the online series Seuk Song Sab, or The Bitch War, that aims to promote tourism in Thailand's Southernmost provinces.

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    Run-ins with an octopus

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/07/2015

    » Chantavit "Ter" Dhanasevi is a man of many talents, both on-screen and off. While Chantavit has been a part of the screen-writing team for successful comedies like Guan Muen Ho (Hello Stranger) and Pee Mak Phrakanong, he's better known in front of the camera. He has played lead characters in ATM: Er Rak Error and Guan Muen Ho. Both films earned over 100 million baht at the Thai box office.

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    Redefining what's 'appropriate'

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 27/11/2017

    » After seven years, the first Thai film banned by the Film Act 2008 will see the light of day.

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