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  • OPINION

    School system still full of oppression

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/07/2020

    » If a student's hair could talk, every single strand would probably ask: "Why are you so obsessed with me?" in its best Regina George impression.

  • LIFE

    Get animated over anime

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 10/07/2020

    » From classics to new favourites, Japanese animated films of different genres are taking turns parading into local cinemas this month.

  • LIFE

    Women in action

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/07/2020

    » Bombarded by a shower of bullets. Getting shot in the head. A bone-breaking brawl on a plane. The group of mercenaries in Netflix's latest action flick The Old Guard are tough and have been taking hits in their stride for centuries, as they can't be killed. However, the going gets especially tough for its women as the de-facto leader of the group, played by Charlize Theron, discovers their secret has been exposed as she takes on protege Kiki Layne, who is thrust into a new world upon rising from the dead.

  • LIFE

    Bad girls forever

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/07/2020

    » What would you do if you found yourself just unable to die? For the soldiers of The Old Guard, they do what they do best. They fight. For centuries and millennia, this tight-knit group of mercenaries head to different battlefields and engage in countless dangerous missions, hoping they are doing something good for the world.

  • LIFE

    Fighting Transphobia

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 29/06/2020

    » On the occasion of Pride Month, a review of the latest happenings regarding LGBTI inclusivity

  • LIFE

    Queer nights at the cinema

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/06/2020

    » LGBTI Pride Month celebrations are alive on the big screen.

  • LIFE

    Embracing diversity on the screen

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 23/06/2020

    » Thailand and the world have come a long way when it comes to diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression of characters on our screens. On the occasion of Pride Month, Netflix facilitated a talk with filmmaker Chookiat Sakveerakul (Love Of Siam and Dew) and Sanchai Chotirosseranee, deputy director of the Thai Film Archive, where they discussed onscreen representation, visibility and political correctness of today's LGBTI content.

  • LIFE

    Truckload of goodwill

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 15/06/2020

    » A giant white truck stands tall on the ground. At first light, its cargo area is soon filled with sacks of rice and food items packed by a group of volunteers and staff who had gathered at the Thai Elephants Conservation Centre in Khao Yai on a recent weekend. With their collective effort, the packing and loading process is completed in no time and the truck is ready to roll.

  • LIFE

    Silver screen's future no longer golden

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 12/06/2020

    » The Bangkok arthouse cinema House Samyan may look a little different today to frequent cinemagoers and cinephiles. Along the corridor of the 5th floor of Samyan Mitrtown, the cinema has placed memorable quotes from movies on the floor to remind people to keep their distance from one another. Masks, hand sanitiser, checking for fever, Thai Chana check-in -- audiences know the drill right from the entrance. But the most noticeable difference is actually inside the theatre itself. Empty seats and rows make sure people sit relatively far from one another. Partitions were installed between seats.

  • LIFE

    Stories from quarantine

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 11/06/2020

    » When the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a lockdown that put many industries on hold, a group of filmmakers and actors from Nadao Bangkok banded together to make a series of short films from their home. The process is done almost entirely online, with no physical meeting between the cast and crew.

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