Time of the Last Persecution 2

The Anniversary

Cinema’s vocation in a time of darkness. A year after the Thai coup.

Time of the Last Persecution 2

The Anniversary

Cinema’s vocation in a time of darkness. A year after the Thai coup.

Deathless Distance 2

Taiki Sakpisit: again, and this time

This is a recent piece I wrote on the astonishing videos of Bangkok-based artist Taiki Sakpisit. I got intrigued by the way he uses montage and repetition, especially in later work, to evoke the sense of risk and urgency in

Deathless Distance 2

Taiki Sakpisit: again, and this time

This is a recent piece I wrote on the astonishing videos of Bangkok-based artist Taiki Sakpisit. I got intrigued by the way he uses montage and repetition, especially in later work, to evoke the sense of risk and urgency in

Poster of Norte by Karl Castro. From the Lav Diaz facebook group.

Lav Diaz round-up

Interviews and texts published over the past few years and notes from Cannes 2013, where Lav Diaz’s Norte, Hanggannan ng Kasaysayan went down extremely well. Links:: Lav Diaz on Unspoken Cinema. Comprehensive round-up of early-ish writings on Diaz up to

Poster of Norte by Karl Castro. From the Lav Diaz facebook group.

Lav Diaz round-up

Interviews and texts published over the past few years and notes from Cannes 2013, where Lav Diaz’s Norte, Hanggannan ng Kasaysayan went down extremely well. Links:: Lav Diaz on Unspoken Cinema. Comprehensive round-up of early-ish writings on Diaz up to

boundary18+

Watch out for consensus

Nontawat Numbenchapol’s Boundary (2013) will now be given an 18+ rating rather than an outright ban. The Thai censors have done a half-turn on this documentary, which presents the experiences and perspectives of low rank soldiers and borderland people caught

boundary18+

Watch out for consensus

Nontawat Numbenchapol’s Boundary (2013) will now be given an 18+ rating rather than an outright ban. The Thai censors have done a half-turn on this documentary, which presents the experiences and perspectives of low rank soldiers and borderland people caught

tropical malady

Tropical Malady in La Fuga

Tropical Malady: Territorios inciertos. Everyone notices the broken-backed narratives of the first few films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, made around a decade ago now. Goodness how time flies! How we give aesthetic and other values to Apichatpong’s distinctive storytelling remains the

tropical malady

Tropical Malady in La Fuga

Tropical Malady: Territorios inciertos. Everyone notices the broken-backed narratives of the first few films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, made around a decade ago now. Goodness how time flies! How we give aesthetic and other values to Apichatpong’s distinctive storytelling remains the