Tag: thailand

NANG: The Best Film Magazine You're Not Reading

The printed word is dead. That’s what we have been told. It’s too expensive, cumbersome and environmentally unfriendly, especially when we have the internet, with its limitless word counts and instantaneous editing functions. Film criticism is dead too. Nobody wants...

Fantasia 2017 Review: Thai Period Action Flick BROKEN SWORD HERO Introduces a New Action Talent

Joi’s childhood was plagued with teasing and bullying by the governor's son and his friends. Though his father refuses to put him in a Muay Thai school, Joi secretly trains himself.   When a confrontation with his bullies leaves the...

THE WRONG LIGHT Trailer: Saving Girls From Brothels, or Something Even Worse

The trailer for The Wrong Light begins on a positive note, describing the fine work being accomplished by an NGO in Thailand that endeavors to help girls who have been rescued from brothels. But then it takes a queasy turn,...

BAD GENIUS Actress Named Rising Star Asia Ahead of New York Asian Film Festival

Thai actress Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying has been selected by the New York Asian Film Festival as this year's recipient of the Screen International Rising Star Asia award.   Chuengcharoensukying, who goes by the more convenient nickname "Aokbab”, will be presented with...

Watch A Quartet Of Clips From Roderick Warich's Thai Set Arthouse Thriller 2557

German helmer Roderick Warich is fresh from the premiere of his arthouse thriller 2557 at Argentina's BAFICI festival and based on a quartet of clips released from the film this looks to be an intriguing film for fans of mid-era...

Overlook 2017 Review: THE DWARVES MUST BE CRAZY, a Stinker in More Ways than One

The first edition of the Overlook Film Festival will never be faulted for not swinging for the fences with a lineup that includes something for all possible tastes; even if that taste happens to run all the way to the...

SIAM SQUARE Trailer Brings Back That Classic Thai Horror Feel

[Updated with English subtitled trailer.] It wasn't that long ago that an apparent golden era of classy horror films was sweeping throughout Asia. Emboldened by the Japanese horror movement that had become a global phenomenon with movies like The Ring...

Kickboxing Champ Buakaw Banchamek Anchors LEGEND OF THE BROKEN SWORD WARRIOR

While I'll never understand the failure of Born To Fight star Dan Chupong to really catch on as a martial arts leading man - I've always found him enormously charismatic myself - it would appear that those awaiting the rise...

Vancouver 2016 Review: THE ROAD TO MANDALAY Paints A Dark Portrait Of Migration

We've all heard, or read, an innumerable amount of horror stories about immigrants from third-world countries coming to North America and Europe. The Road to Mandalay shows us that even the seemingly small hop from Myanmar to Thailand can feel...

Marko Zaror and Daniel Zirilli - New Project Now Underway in Bangkok

A new Untitled Project from action maestro Daniel Zirilli (Crossing Point, Asian Connection, Time Rush) and Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror (Redeemer, Mandrill, Undisputed 3) is prepping now for a late November start in Bangkok, Thailand. The storyline is as...

BiFan 2016 Review: THE FOREST Is A Slow Burn Beauty

In Paul Spurrier's The Forest, Preecha (Asanee Suwan) walks into a bucolic village in nowhere Thailand to begin a new chapter in his life as teacher in the local village. Whatever hope and passion he has for his new profession...

Black Magic Wizard Versus Bulletproof Cop In Second Trailer For Khomsiri's KHUN PAN

One of the most intriguing genre talents in the world today, Thailand's Kongkiat Khomsiri first came to international attention at the height of the Asian horror craze as part of the Ronin Team - the collective of Thai filmmakers responsible...

Full BUPPHA RATREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN Trailer Strikes A Darker - And Weirder - Pose.

You can never quite be sure what you're going to get from a Yuthlert Sippapak film - the fiercely talented and independently minded director constantly bouncing off in new directions from project to project and, indeed, often within the same...

Thai Cop Stops Bullets With Fabulous Moustache In KHUN PAN Trailer!

No, the moustache does not actually appear to stop bullets in upcoming Thai action fantasy Khun Pan but traditional black magic certainly does and it's hard to imagine the magnificent facial hair doing any harm. Art of the Devil 2...

ART OF THE DEVIL Director Returns To Horror With TAKE ME HOME

Thai writer-director Kongkiat Khomsiri made quite a name for himself as part of the team behind gruesome Thai horror film Art Of The Devil 2 and while he has since proven himself to be far more diverse than just a...

A Thai Ghost Heads To Japan In BUPPHA RAHTREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN

Arriving on the international scene as part of the leading edge of the Thai film explosion of the late 90s and early 2000s, Yuthlert Sippapak may not have found the international success of contemporary directors Prachya Pinkaew, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang or...

Review: CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR, Dreamy Wonder And Painful Laments

The Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, in his body of work consisting of six features, plus a number of short and medium length films, and also art installations, illuminates the landscapes of his native country in ways that often approximate trance-like...

It's Muay Thai Versus Kung Fu In Thai Action Comedy MONKEY TWINS

Monkey gods figure large in both Thai and Chinese folklore and theatre traditions with monkey god Hanuman figuring large in Thai lore with magical monkey Sun Wukong figuring large in China. And the pair are meeting in upcoming Thai action...

Thai Film Giant GMM Tai Hub Shutting Down, Dissolving Operations

In news that appears to have come as a shock even to industry watchers in Thailand, it was announced Friday that Thai production powerhouse GMM Tai Hub will dissolve and cease operations. The news comes as a surprise given that...

Cameras Roll On Dante Lam's OPERATION MEKONG

Distribution Workshop announced today the start of shooting on Dante Lam's latest action drama. Kicking off in Thailand, Operation Mekong reunites the director once more with Taiwanese leading man Eddie Peng, whom he has previously worked with on box office...