Category Archives: moving image

The Anniversary

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

The Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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