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An interview with Tom Waller, director of “The Last Executioner”


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.

Review: River of Exploding Durians (Malaysia, 2014)


Activism, history, and youth in a film that expresses the malaise of Malaysian Chinese.

Review: The Eye of Silence (China, 2016)


A brooding thriller set amidst the hedonistic modernity of Beijing.

A firing squad of one: Thailand’s “Last Executioner”


The fascinating story of Chavoret Jaruboon, who executed 55 prisoners as Thailand's last gunshot executioner.