Prachya Pinkaew "The Protector"

The Protector

The Protector (ต้มยำกุ้ง) Director: Prachya Pinkaew Writer(s): Napalee, Piyaros Thongdee, Country: Thailand Year: 2005 The Protector (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition) on Amazon. After first seeing “The Protector 2”, I got back to the original, titled “Tom-Yum-Goong” in Thailand. Not only it … Continue reading

Ekachai Uekrongtham "Beautiful Boxer" poster

Beautiful Boxer

Beautiful Boxer (บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอ) Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham Written: Desmond Sim, Ekachai Uekrongtham Country: Thailand Year: 2004 “Beautiful Boxer” on Amazon. If “Rocky” and “Million Dollar Baby” were crossed together, you would get something like “Beautiful Boxer,” but it is much more. … Continue reading

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Thoughts and reflections on Thai movie history

Before I go into the Thai movie month I will begin with an overview of Thai movie history. It dates back all the way to birth of cinema, when brothers Lumière toured Southeast Asia and screened their films. After seeing … Continue reading

9FilmFest and Thai movie month

  I have been eager for awhile to review Southeast Asian cinema in my blog. Now it seems to be a perfect time as 9FilmFest 2013, Bangkok short film festival is coming soon.  Therefore month of July will be Thai movie … Continue reading