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  • Nippon through film

    30 Jan 2015 : From the emotional quicksand of Hokkaido men to a display of high school angst and quirks, the Japanese Film Festival 2015 brings the taste of cinematic Japan to town. The 10-day festival begins tonight and continues until Feb 8 at Paragon Cineplex. The selection is rich, and as new Japanese movies have rarely gotten regular releases in Thai cineplex these days, the festival is a mini goldmine for audiences.

  • One killed, two injured at Martin Scorsese film set

    30 Jan 2015 : TAIPEI - One person was killed and two others were injured Thursday when part of a house caved in at the Taipei set of Hollywood director Martin Scorsese's upcoming film "Silence," officials confirmed.

  • Plot foiled? Sundance doc lifts lid on FBI stings

    29 Jan 2015 : PARK CITY, UNITED STATES - The type of news item is all too familiar: US authorities have foiled a plot to blow up an airliner, or bomb the Capitol, or kidnap the president. Something along those lines.

  • Russian spies center stage in 'The Americans'

    28 Jan 2015 : NEW YORK - The Cold War is officially over, so the concept of husband-and-wife KGB operatives killing, lying and spying in Washington -- under the nose of their FBI agent neighbour -- may seem a bit far-fetched.

  • A cultural crossroads

    28 Jan 2015 : In the trailer for the currently running Channel 3 TV series Bang Rajan, the formidable Somchai Kemglad bellowed: "I'll fight with my body and blood for the my fellow Thais, for them to be at peace, whether awake or asleep."

  • Complete list of winners at 21st annual SAG Awards

    26 Jan 2015 : LOS ANGELES — A complete list of winners at Sunday's 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:

  • Cambodia asked to ban 'The Interview'

    25 Jan 2015 : North Korea has asked Cambodia to ban the sales and screening of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc's controversial comedy about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the movie insults Kim, according to a government document released Sunday.

  • Sundance TV Festival? Lines blurring, says Redford

    24 Jan 2015 : PARK CITY, UNITED STATES - For three decades, it's been America's premier independent film festival. But this year more than ever, there is talk at Sundance of the blurring divide between movies, television and online.

  • Evocative hymn to Thai rice

    23 Jan 2015 : This is the film you simply have to see this weekend. Uruphong Raksasad's Pleng Khong Kao (The Songs Of Rice) is a lyrical poetry of image and sound, as beautiful as 19th-century pastoral paintings and as evocative as murmured hymns. In a compact 75 minutes, we see muddied beasts stomping the paddies and whirring tractors aglow with nocturnal eyes; we hear the chanting for the Rice Goddess and rhythmic windpipe numbers for the harvest dance. We even marvel, unlikely as it seems, at a zonk-out sci-fi rendition of a northeastern rocket festival, ablaze with fire and sparks and songs and joy.

  • 'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nods

    16 Jan 2015 : Dark comedy "Birdman" and stylish crime caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with nine each, firing the starting gun on the home stretch of Hollywood's awards race.

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