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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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    Spooky skyscraper

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 08/09/2017

    » Director Sophon "Jim" Sakdaphisit likes to create his horror films based on locations. His 2008 directorial debut, Coming Soon, is set in a haunted cinema. The follow-up smash hit Laddaland -- his best-known project, which grossed 117 million baht in Thailand -- is set in a housing estate. And The Swimmers (2014) takes place mostly around a swimming pool.

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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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    A Bigger Splash allows actors room to shine

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 15/07/2016

    » Four characters, white and privileged, play out their favourite game of seduction. They frolic in the sun, nurse their ego, indulge in excesses, splash in the pool of a luxurious villa on an island in the Mediterranean -- also the island where dark-skinned migrants arrive like phantoms after their perilous journey across the sea.

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    A man of value

    Brunch, Duangkamol Panya, Published on 22/07/2018

    » The most legendary law enforcer in Thai history, Khun Phantharak Rajjadej, stopped crimes and cleaned up the bandits all with nothing more than a police badge, the gravitas of a peacekeeper, and perhaps, as legend has it, immortality which he derived from ancient Thai witchcraft.

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    It's play time!

    Life, Published on 08/05/2018

    » After the enthusiastic reception of the first edition in 2016, the Bangkok International Children's Theatre Festival (BICT Fest) is back, from May 19-27. In this edition there will be nine productions from seven countries: Germany, Japan, Belgium, Scotland, Indonesia and Thailand, with a special French Highlights programme. The menu is diverse, open and colourful, and includes a new circus, contemporary dance, puppetry and mime acts, and is fit for viewers aged two to adulthood. The venues are the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, M Theatre and Chulalongkorn University.

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    The Genius of Thai cinema

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 20/10/2017

    » A high-school thriller shows films from the Kingdom can be a hit on the world stage

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    Our best films of the year

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 22/12/2016

    » As usual we have two lists, for titles released in local cinemas and the wider universe of world films shown elsewhere (and hopefully coming to our screens soon).

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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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    Queue up for queer films

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 10/06/2016

    » Thailand's only LGBT film festival, the Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (BGLFF), has returned for a second year, under the theme "Love Wins". From today until Jun 19, a total of 12 international LGBT films from within the past year will be screening at EmQuartier's CineArt theatre. Here's the handiest list out there of what to expect to help you plan an awesome gay movie-watching week.

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