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    Once upon a time on the French Riviera

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 14/05/2019

    » The spectacle ahead will -- hopefully (cinema sages are an optimistic bunch) -- be spectacular. The 72nd Cannes Film Festival opens tonight and there are all manner of curiosities to look forward to: an army of hipster zombies; Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate; Korean parasites; a Maradona doc; an Elton John biopic; Islamic extremism in Belgium; British miserabilism (Brexit and other demons); and, of course, Elle Fanning on the red carpet for 11 days straight, performing jury duty at the world's most reported, most hyped and most influential film festival.

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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 ventriloquist

    Brunch, Published on 30/09/2018

    » There's an uncanny numerology associated with Theeradej "Kane" Wongpuapan. One of Thailand's most lovable actors, who's still attracting deafening screams at every public appearance, seems to have a thing for number six.

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    On unhappy women and clumsy hitmen

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/01/2018

    » Pen-ek Ratanaruang's movies -- eight of them in the past 20 years and the ninth slated for a Feb 1 release -- are often inhabited by unhappy women and clumsy hitmen. Unhappy, yet those women are neither resigned nor passive. Clumsy, yet those hitmen have aspirations, dreams and worries like people in other respectable professions. A genre geek, Pen-ek likes crime thrillers, but one of Thailand's best-known directors is also a diligent investigator of human relationships and man-woman dynamics, their eccentric and mysterious rapport and misunderstandings that determine the course of the world, and of cinema.

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    Director Ang Lee is pushing the tech boundary

    Life, Published on 14/10/2016

    » In the action movies that Ang Lee grew up watching in Taiwan, it was perfectly commonplace and yet still thrilling to see rivals take to the air and fly at each other as they faced off in combat.

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    10 to see

    Life, Published on 10/10/2014

    » A banquet of movies is back to please gluttonous (not always a bad thing) cinema-goers at the 12th World Film Festival of Bangkok, which begins next Friday at SF CentralWorld. As usual, European titles, Asian mavericks, Latin American stories as well as hot documentaries pack the 10-day programme that shows a total of 60 films.

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    Actor Cuba Gooding Jr charged over groping claim

    AFP, Published on 14/06/2019

    » NEW YORK: Prosecutors in New York charged Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr with forcible touching on Thursday after he was accused of groping a woman in a Manhattan bar over the weekend.

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    Out of the cave, onto the screen

    Life, Tatat Bunnag, Published on 03/05/2019

    » The story that gripped the world last year, the rescue of the Wild Boars from Thum Luang cave in Chiang Rai, will make its way to Netflix soon, the Culture Ministry announced on Tuesday at a press conference.

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    Heartthrob 'Deliverance' star Burt Reynolds dies

    Reuters, Published on 07/09/2018

    » LOS ANGELES: Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors as he starred in films such as <i>Deliverance</i>, <i>The Longest Yard</i> and <i>Smokey and the Bandit</i> in the 1970s and '80s, has died at age 82, a spokesman for his Los Angeles agent said on Thursday.

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    Filmmakers seek to cash in on cave drama

    Business, Suchat Sritama, Published on 12/07/2018

    » Hollywood and local filmmakers have expressed their intention to use Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai as a location to film, says Anan Wongbenjarat, director-general of the Tourism Department.

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