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    Edward Yang classic headlines Taiwan Film Festival In Bangkok

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/01/2018

    » Eight films will be shown at the Taiwan Film Festival In Bangkok 2018, which runs from Jan 17-23 at Quartier Cineart, EmQuartier. Besides a selection of new films, cinema lovers will certainly jam the screening of the 1991 film A Brighter Summer Day, a classic from the late Edward Yang and definitely one of the best Chinese-language films ever made.

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    Romancing Bangkok

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 26/08/2016

    » Paris had Paris Je T'aime, New York had New York I Love You. Now Bangkok has its own film ensemble drawn from different neighbourhoods of the city. Bangkok Stories, a portmanteau of six films telling tales of brief encounters and nebulous romance, will premier tonight at the 20th Short Film and Video Festival at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, before going on to cinema and television release later.

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    La Vie Moderne (Modern Life) at Alliance Francaise de Bangkok

    Life, Published on 04/10/2017

    » In case you haven't been there in a while, the Alliance Francaise on Witthayu Road for some time has boasted a new cinema, plush red seats and a year-round programme of French titles -- as well as Thai and other films. Yes, the construction in the area may require that you brave past some disorder (the quarters on the corner of Witthayu and Rama IV will emerge as a new hot spot in a year or so), but AF Cinema has stepped up from being a cultural institution with a weekly screening to an active, semi-commercial screening house specialising in art films.

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    Samuel L. Jackson's secret to being cool: Don't think about it

    Brunch, Published on 20/01/2019

    » If you could have any superpower you wanted, what …

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    The sight of silence

    Life, Published on 05/08/2014

    » Film Archive (Public Organisation) and British Council Thailand are organising the first "Silent Film Festival in Thailand" from Thursday until Aug 13.

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    Life in the Spider-Man web

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 11/01/2019

    » Despite having been released for only a month in the US, Sony Animation's Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse has already proved a massive success, grossing over US$275 million (8.8 billion baht) worldwide, with glowing critical response. The film, released in Thai cinemas this week, also won for best animated feature at the recent Golden Globes.

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    Beautifully awkward in Eighth Grade

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 11/01/2019

    » Social awkwardness is nothing new for millennials, who tend to grow up lacking real-world social skills. With an increase of technological use, and the rise of smartphones and social media, each day these kids seem to have less and less face-to-face interaction, instead hiding behind their screens.

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    The skin I live in

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/01/2019

    » The body is a temple. But it can also be a torture chamber, from which escape, while possible, is soul-crushing. Lukas Dhont's Girl is an emphatic, moving story about Lara (Victor Polster), a Belgian trans teen at an elite ballet school who's going through male-to-female gender reassignment. That she has to contend with her own hormones and pre-assigned biological specifics, as well as the fact that her chosen career mandates extreme rigour in how the body should bend and behave, Lara's fight is nothing short of heroic. And in that vein, the film is as well.

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    Diving into the cave

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 09/01/2019

    » Of all the films scheduled to come out in 2019, one will return Thailand to the headlines. Various projects based on last year's dramatic rescue of the 12 Wild Boars footballers and their coach have been touted, and now a Thai film has completed principle photography and is going through post-production.

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    The future of film

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 03/01/2019

    » People who've watched Roma on Netflix can agree on one thing: this is the kind of film that deserves to be seen on a big screen.

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