Articles tagged thailand

Death in the Land of Smiles

A recent biopic about the last executioner in Thailand explores the extremes between killing and redemption.

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Digital Ghost: Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Recalls Uncle Boonmee

Celebrated film director and visual artist "Thai Joe" talks to PopMatters about the cost of transmigration, hybridity and fantasy, as his Palm D'Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives finally bows stateside after traveling the long and winding roads of the international film festival circuit.

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21 Dec 2010 // 6:00 AM

Various Artists: The Sound of Siam

Soundway Records has made a name for itself the past few years as a premier outlet for obscure strains of popular music from around the world. The Sound of Siam, the label's first release from the Asian continent, doesn't disappoint.

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25 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

The Elephant King

A familiar story about two naive, young Westerners that head to the Far East in search of adventure and inner-peace. Latent Orientalism interferes with the visual delights.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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