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

Chookiat Sakveerakul "The Love of Siam" poster

The Love of Siam

The Love of Siam (รักแห่งสยาม) Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul Written: Chookiat Sakveerakul Country: Thailand Year: 2007 “Love of Siam” on Amazon. “The Love of Siam” is a teen love story with a twist. The twist is that it’s a gay teen romance … Continue reading

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ) Director: Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul Written: Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul Country: Thailand Year: 2010 “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” on Amazon. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past lives” is part … 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