Thai filmmaker creates an intimate portrait of girl group BNK48

Film Oct 22, 2018

Thai filmmaker creates an intimate portrait of girl group BNK48

Thai filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit wasn't sure whether to believe it when he was offered unfettered, behind-the-scenes access into the normally closely guarded and secretive world of one of Asia's biggest pop idol bands. Turns out the director got closer than he could have ever dreamed. "There ...

The meteoric rise of Mayu Matsuoka

Film Oct 18, 2018

The meteoric rise of Mayu Matsuoka

by Mark Schilling

As a film critic, I occasionally come across something on the screen that sets off fireworks in my brain. It happened with Sakura Ando's explosive performance as a desperate boxer in "100 Yen Love" and with the funny, surprising and moving zombie comedy "One ...

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