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    A night of surprises, some splendid

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The odds weren't in Asia's favour, since there were only two films from the continent in competition. But South Korea did it, just like Japan had last year. Bong Joon-ho's Parasite won the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, making it the second year in a row that an Asian film has won world cinema's most coveted prize, after last year's victory of Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters.


    Rhapsody in black and white

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/12/2018

    » This is plain simple: Roma must be seen on the big screen.


    Two grainy fists for resurrection

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/10/2018

    » Shot mostly in Thai prison, with a fair number of ex-cons as extras, A Prayer Before Dawn dives headfirst into the unfiltered squalor of prison life -- not the sociological or political dimension of state incarceration, but the physical, uncooked-meat kind of life in jail, particularly the Thai jail.


    Hot from Toronto

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 21/09/2018

    » Some highlights and award hopefuls from the film festival that will likely occupy the spotlight in the coming months


    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.


    Human traffic

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 03/11/2017

    » Edmund Yeo started writing the film Aqerat before the word "Rohingya" would make world news headlines -- entirely for a distressing reason. Now the Malaysian film, which had its premiere in the main competition of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival this week, has proved prescient as over 500,000 of Myanmar's Rohingya minority have fled violence for Bangladesh in one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in years.


    Into the Khmer Rouge abyss

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 22/09/2017

    » It's the kind of project that courts doubt and even disdain from the very logline. Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood A-lister lately known for marital drama, is directing a film in Cambodia about the atrocity of the Khmer Rouge years, based on the memoir of a woman who, as a girl, lived through it all.


    For the days that remain

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 17/11/2017

    » Challenging taboos, one of Thailand's most popular directors returns with a film that looks death in the eye


    A war worth watching

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 14/07/2017

    » Despite being critical and commercial successes upon their release, the Planet Of The Apes reboot franchise -- beginning with 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and followed by 2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes -- never really registered on my radar. I did watch the 2011 film when it was first released, though I didn't find it particularly memorable. I completely forgot about the second, and only realised 15 minutes into War For The Planet Of The Apes that it was in fact the third and closing feature in the series.


    Finding space in the Spider-Man universe

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 07/07/2017

    » From quizzes and club activities to agonising over an uninterested crush, the high-school experience is fraught with peril for the average teenager. When said teenager has superpowers, and desperately wants to impress Ironman so he can join the Avengers, things can get even trickier, as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) finds out in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the webslinger's solo-debut feature under Marvel's cinematic universe. Trading in the usual cataclysmic conflicts of Marvel's earlier films for a more personal story of responsibility (a Spider-Man staple) and maturity, Homecoming manages to feel like a fresh take on the (arguably) tired Marvel formula, being the best Spider-Man film since 2004's Spider-Man 2.

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