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Noy Thrupkaew

Noy Thrupkaew is a Prospect senior correspondent.

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Amour, Michael Haneke's latest film, is a horror story with a foregone conclusion. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Iranian director Jafar Panahi's latest film revels in the irony of making a film about being forbidden to make a film. Read more

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In the beautiful A Separation, even the family is no refuge from society. Read more

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The Iron Lady, short on substance and long on sentimentality, is just the sort of film Margaret Thatcher would hate. Read more

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Director Lars von Trier's latest film asks: What do you do when the world's coming to an end? Read more

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A new movie about domestic workers in the Jim Crow South tugs at heartstrings, but it avoids political questions still relevant to today. Read more

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Dissident filmmakers debate: Should they stay or should they go? Read more

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It's difficult to conceive of cooking being a calling if you have to do it every day on a budget. Read more

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In his new film, The Girlfriend Experience, Steven Soderbergh turns to his obsession with the metaphor of economics as prostitution. Read more

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Puncturing an iconic image of a revolutionary, Steven Soderbergh's Che operates as a meditation on political power in the everyday. Read more

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A documentary on Philippe Petit, the man who walked on a wire between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, leaves the question of what motivates art to the viewer. Read more

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I returned from two and a half years of living abroad to discover that Beverly Hills, 90210, my guilty teenage pleasure, was being resurrected. This would be the perfect transition back to American culture, right? Read more

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Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai made his name chronicling romantic alienation with an unmistakable visual style. But his new film, My Blueberry Nights, is atmospherically innocuous and contentedly middle-aged. What happened? Read more

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Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days is a surprisingly optimistic consideration of individual motivation amidst the alienation of a rotting political system. Read more

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In her new documentary Protagonist, Jessica Yu explores the inner lives of four men whose righteous quests led to fanaticism. Read more

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Like the dark spaces between frames on a filmstrip, Ingmar Bergman took us to the unlit gaps in our own emotions. Read more

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A new film about an artist who documents Chinese factories explores the toxic interdependence between developed and developing nations. Read more

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Like its Chinese counterpart, the new military government of Thailand promotes more investment -- and radically less free speech. Read more

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Oceans Thirteen manages to avoid threequel-itis by conning movie-goers with its charm. Read more

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