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“Bad Genius” and “Freshman” Explore the High Stakes of Standardized Testing

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"Bad Genius" and "Première Année" highlight standardized tests' impact on friendships and social equity.

The 8 Best Thai Movies of 2019

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The top Thai movies from 2019, ranging from comedies and romances, to horror and documentaries.

The 10 Best Asian LGBTQ Movies

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To celebrate Pride Month, let's take a look at 10 Asian movies featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender, or queer characters.

The 7 Best Thai Movies of 2018

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The top Thai movies from 2018, ranging from romance and comedies to documentaries and thrillers.

“Ten Years Thailand” Is an Abstract Take On Societal Pressures in Modern Thailand

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"Ten Years Thailand" provides a timely—and trippy—take on Thailand's contemporary sociopolitical condition.

The 8 Best Thai Movies of 2017

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The top movies from Thailand in 2017: including romance, comedy, horror, action, and more.

Interview: “Bad Genius” Director Nattawut Poonpiriya

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Poonpiriya's hit film "Bad Genius" has been described as a Thai "Ocean's Eleven".

“Fathers” Director Palatpol Mingpornpichit on Making a Film About LGBT Families in Thailand

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Mingpornpichit's film "Fathers" focuses on a gay couple in Thailand who must deal with many tribulations to raise a son.

Movie “Fathers” Showcases Both Tolerance and Challenges for Thai LGBT Couples

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The Thai movie "Fathers" shows the challenges a gay couple encounters while raising their adopted son.

An Interview With Tom Waller, Director of “The Last Executioner”

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Bangkok-based director Tom Waller talks about his experiences profiling Thailand's last gunshot executioner, and why so few Thai films make it big internationally.

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