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    I love dogs

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/07/2018

    » What a film to look at. Isle Of Dogs, like other Wes Anderson films, is good or great or exhausting depending on how much you're willing to hitch a ride with the filmmaker's obsessive visual construction -- his rich, gorgeous, twee, peculiar, fetishising tableau; in this particular case, a handsome indulgence in Japanese aesthetics.

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    Romance and rage

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/07/2018

    » The air in that rural village is impregnated by unsettling emotions and propaganda announcements from loudspeakers. Three people sit drinking and talking in front of an old house: an honest, confused young man; a pretty, even also confused young woman; and a rich, suave, sport-car-driving playboy, so sure of himself and the power he has over the other two.

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    Hello,mr sunshine

    Brunch, Published on 15/07/2018

    » Defying all expectations of orthodox South Korean melodrama boasting easily digestible content and heartthrobs with beautiful faces, Mr Sunshine breaks the traditional norms of soap opera.

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    A date with Travis Bickle

    Life, Published on 12/07/2018

    » 'He hates New York with a Biblical fury; it gives off the stench of Hell, and its filth and smut obsess him."

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    Asean films receive special showcase

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/07/2018

    » The riches of Southeast Asian stories and images are celebrated at the 4th Bangkok Asean Film Festival, which opens tonight at SF CentralWorld and runs until Sunday. Hosted by the Thai Ministry of Culture, this year's edition marks the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the regional body whose primary mission is economics and which increasingly pays more heed to cultural promotion.

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    Adieu, dear Lido

    Life, Published on 31/05/2018

    » Today is the last day of operations for the Lido, the quaint, old-school and beloved movie house. The final screenings tonight on Lido's three screens will be the Japanese film Tonight At the Romance Theatre, another Japanese movie Kid On The Slope and a Buster Keaton's silent film Sherlock Jr, which is part of the Silent Film Festival Thailand. All three shows have been fully booked, and it's expected that the cinema will receive thousands of fans who come to say goodbye throughout the day.

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    Sometimes transcendental, always relevant

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 25/05/2018

    » The American films were on short supply this year at Cannes -- which in turn deprived the assembly line of red carpet material -- but nobody seemed to mind that except, well, some American media and fashion bloggers. That superfluous caveat aside, the recently wrapped 71st Cannes Film Festival was nearly unanimously praised as one of the best editions in recent memory, with a string of good, sometimes very good, titles playing night after night -- and even the bad films weren't so offensively bad, as was often the case. In the midst of soul-searching following the question of relevance (the world wants Avengers), the rise of streaming (the world watches films on phones), the decline of arthouse popularity, Cannes insists on the sacredness of cinema, on the future of the art, and this year it paid off solidly.

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    Dream, murder and reality

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 18/05/2018

    » The 11-day Cannes Film Festival will close tomorrow, and as the race for the Palme d'Or is the most breathtaking in years, we look at some of the highlights of the second week of the world's largest movie festival

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    N Korean underdogs win on screen

    Brunch, Published on 06/05/2018

    » North Korean movies rarely make it to the outside world, but 2012's Comrade Kim Goes Flying not only received a limited international release, it also earned the distinction of becoming the first North Korean production to be shown at a film festival in South Korea.

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    Apocalypse again

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/05/2018

    » Colonel Kurtz is returning to Scala. Nearly 30 years after it opened in Bangkok, Apocalypse Now will be screened this Sunday at noon at Scala, as part of Thai Film Archive's World's Classic Cinema series.

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