Yes, I realize that the above image has nothing to do with Thailand. However, it does feature someone in the Indian entertainment field supposedly named Isaan…although my suspicion is that it is a misspelling. Rather, I think maybe the name should be Ishan or Ishaan. But feel free to prove me wrong!
Anyway, notwithstanding the title of this post, the following will only partially involve Isaan movie reviews. There are also going to be references to reviews of Isaan food and restaurants ─ even outside of Thailand; and also some news articles relating to the Isaan.
I am hoping that the variety will be both entertaining and interesting.
isaan movie review
After filming more than 100 subjects, the documentary has boiled down to five people, all natives of Isaan: a folksinger, a member of a nightclub comedy troupe, a tout for a seafood restaurant, a stuntman and a taxi driver. Of the five, at least one has …. East Winds 2014: ‘Partners in Crime’ (Taiwan, 2014) Film Review – The film follows the story of three unlikely teens thrown together after discovering the body of a classmate on their way to school. The post East Winds.
Publication date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 21:51:00 -0700
The jokes are leavened with beautifully composed displays of Isaan handicrafts, dancing and folksongs -– reflecting Mum’s determination to promote and preserve his Northeastern heritage. Also, the movie is in Isaan dialect, …
Publication date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 15:00:00 -0800
I first started eating Isaan food at Lan Isaan Lom Yen (ร้านอีสานร่มเย็น) due to its convenient location, just a short distance from the Victory Monument BTS station.
Publication date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:00:35 -0800
Thai-Isan-Lao Phrase Book (Amazon U.S.)
Thai-Isan-Lao Phrase Book (Amazon U.K.)
Thai-Isan-Lao Phrasebook is the first and only of its kind describing three Tai-Kadai languages comparatively in one book, using IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).
Part I: Phrases
Part II: Word lists
Part III: Grammar by samples
Part IV: Manuals in reading, writing, and tonal determination.
Appendixes: Alphabets compared, linguistic history etc.
Sound-tracks in 3 languages on CD-ROM read by local residents from Bangkok (Thai), Maha Sarakham (Isan), and Vientiane (Laos P.D.R) covering all texts in the book.
Format: MP3. Duration: 6 hours.
A-4 332 pages ISBN 974-7534-88-6
First edition: October 2001. Second edition: May 2005.
Fonts: English, Thai, Lao, and IPA.
Ceurvorst was placed in the Maha Sarakham province in the north east Isaan region of Thailand. She taught English to middle and high school students at Thakhonyang Pittayakhom School. …
Publication date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:13:24 GMT
The folk music of Thailand’s northeastern Isaan region is known as morlum and it follows a familiar theme. Typically, a young, wet-behind-the-ears girl or boy leaves the eme …
Publication date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:42:03 GMT
We demand that the administration of the university review its order to prevent the Nitirat Group’s activities from taking place in the university’s premises as long as the activities are carried out peacefully and in compliance with human rights principle. The Isaan Record attended a forum in Khon Kaen.
Publication date: February 12, 2012
But instead of a nightclub, the jokes are on a movie set in rural Northeast Thailand, or Isaan. Right from the start, Mum lets folks know that this isn’t necessarily a family comedy. Take the first scene, when Isaan farmer Yam …
Publication date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 19:52:00 -0700
BKKIFF 2005 review: Son of the Northeast. Directed by … Son of the Northeast is more of a slice of life film about a group of close-knit familes living in hardscrabble northeastern Thailand – an area known as Isaan – in 1939.
Publication date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 20:06:00 -0800
Then while writing up this post I came across a review of the movie on Wise Kwai’s Thai Film Journal and discovered that this 2010 film is actually a remake of a 1978 movie. Wise Kwai observes that the remake is not an …
Publication date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:00:24 -0700
Here we have a study in anomaly. Isaan Station is a Thai restaurant in Koreatown. It is a very good Thai restaurant in Koreatown. That alone is an anomaly. Upon entering you may feel like you’ve walked into a Debbie Gibson …
Publication date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:18:30 -0700
Yam Yasothon 3 (แหยม ยโสธร 3), the third entry in Petchthai “Mum Jokmok” Wongkamlao’s ’70s-tinted Isaan comedy series, is like an old worn out pair of shoes. They are comfortable and easy to slip into while doing chores …
Publication date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:00:00 -0700
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Review of Buffalo Girls, a movie about children’s muay thai in Thailand. Buffalo girls focuses on two young female … Isaan By Night – A Photo Series Of Muay Thai Fight Culture. Amongst the many you’ll find fighting in any …
Publication date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:33:27 -0800
“Among all varieties of evangelism, film makes one of the deepest impressions, even more than hearing a proclaimed message, reading words of Scripture or l. … Plugged In: movie, music, TV show, and video game reviews. Menu … To date, 61 indigenous people groups such as the Aceh, Bamar, Hui, Isaan, Awandi and Balinese now have a gospel film in their own language (don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of these; I hadn’t either). I randomly chose an indigenous …
Publication date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:32:23 -0800
Fractured stereotypes blend with mixed metaphors in the country comedy White Buffalo (E-Nang Ei Khoei Farang, อีนางเอ๊ย…เขยฝรั่ง), which examines the phenomenon of the dusky women of Isaan getting hitched to …
Publication date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:33:00 -0700
Having seen the Lao-Isaan family tale The Rocket, it’s now easy to understand why it’s been winning awards on the festival circuit and why Australia was so enthusiastic about submitting it to the foreign language category of …
Publication date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 19:00:00 -0800
Anything That Moves (Amazon U.K.)
New Yorker writer Dana Goodyear combines the style of Mary Roach with the on-the-ground food savvy of Anthony Bourdain in a rollicking narrative look at the shocking extremes of the contemporary American food world. A new American cuisine is forming. Animals never before considered or long since forgotten are emerging as delicacies. Parts that used to be for scrap are centerpieces. Ash and hay are fashionable ingredients, and you pay handsomely to breathe flavored air. Going out to a nice dinner now often precipitates a confrontation with a fundamental question: Is that food? Dana Goodyear’s anticipated debut, Anything That Moves, is simultaneously a humorous adventure, a behind-the-scenes look at, and an attempt to understand the implications of the way we eat. This is a universe populated by insect-eaters and blood drinkers, avant-garde chefs who make food out of roadside leaves and wood, and others who serve endangered species and Schedule I drugs—a cast of characters, in other words, who flirt with danger, taboo, and disgust in pursuit of the sublime. Behind them is an intricate network of scavengers, dealers, and pitchmen responsible for introducing the rare and exotic into the marketplace. This is the fringe of the modern American meal, but to judge from history, it will not be long before it reaches the family table. Anything That Moves is a highly entertaining, revelatory look into the raucous, strange, fascinatingly complex world of contemporary American food culture, and the places where the extreme is bleeding into the mainstream.
Usanee was born in Thailand near the Laos border and as a child became immersed in the cooking traditions of Thailand’s Isaan region, which she’s incorporated …
Publication date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:06:45 GMT
- Protests and coups: Is Thailand still the ‘land of smiles?’ Take our quiz. – Christian Science Monitor
Thailand’s beaches, temples, and nightlife attract millions of foreign tourists. Few stay long enough to learn the language or …
Publication date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:34:24 GMT
Johansson invites us into a baffling dream in “Under the Skin” (review) To say that a movie feels like a dream is not automatically a positive statement. North-eastern Isaan is Thailand’s largest, poorest and least developed region.
Publication date: 03/05/2014 11:43:27 AM MST
Night + Market, a restaurant relatively comparable to Pok Pok, has already introduced L.A. to its Northern Thai and Isaan menus, which are among the best in the Western Hemisphere. … At some movie theaters, you may munch on pungent slices of papaya in addition to Milk Duds. It’s very …. Sign up for our weekly food newsletter, which features top local food news and events, plus interviews with chefs and restaurant owners, dining tips and a link to our print review.
Publication date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:34:00 -0700
Kai Po Che – Movie review. I have been totally missing from the blogging scene and the only reason I have is things got a lil busy at work with some travel also involved. But I am back with a lot of ideas for my next few blog posts. To begin with here’s a review of one of the latest … Amrita Puri as Vidya, Isaan‘s sister plays a stereo typical role, but provides the right amount of freshness in a male dominated film. The music. Unlike many other movies, the songs here do not …
Publication date: Sun, 03 Mar 2013 02:41:00 -0800
At night, the military held villager-versus-soldier soccer matches, served dinner, and screened the nationalist movie “The Legend of King Naresuan.” ReconciliationEvent_400px. Soldiers play music for villagers during a …
Publication date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 23:31:41 -0700
The fun starts as Mum is transported into the city by an obnoxious taxi driver, who can’t believe his ears that an Isaan native is going to study Chinese. Even more unbelievable is that Mum’s humble character is going to live in …
Publication date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:45:00 -0800
Hitching rides in the backs of pick-ups on her way to Bangkok, it’s the first of several trips Sa takes in the movie. Another is a train ride back home to Isaan for the Songkran Thai New Year holiday. Parents and other relations …
Publication date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:29:00 -0700
Eventually she rose to head chef and began preparing things like Isan sausage and the fish cakes known as tod mun for Silver Spoon and Hello Thai and Sushi, the two other restaurants owned by her bosses. It got to be too much, says Rukprueksachart, who’s worked as a server at Star of Siam and as … The first person to market this dish as a movie-theater snack will make a fortune. At first Rukprueksachart was perplexed that non-Thais were interested in dishes as …
Publication date: Mon, 20 May 2013 02:00:00 -0700
The Nevada Grand Hotel which has a 123 rooms and suites and also The Nevada Inn (I reviewed in an earlier post) which has 63 guests rooms and suites. Both are very nice hotels that are a lot cheaper than the few which …
Publication date: Thu, 03 May 2007 22:40:00 -0700
The keening sound of the khene reed mouth organ of Isaan and Lao music dominates the film’s score. There are even a couple of musical numbers as teacher Pichet takes a guitar in hand and rhapsodizes about the beauty of …
Publication date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 09:00:00 -0800
Isan Writers, Thai Literature (Amazon U.K.)
Regional characteristics and regional language feature prominently in discussions of Thai identity but there is little mention of regional literatures. In this ground-breaking work, the author explores regional origins and sensibilities in the national literature of Thailand with a study of writers from the country s northeastern Isan region and the modern literature they produce. Although these authors write primarily in Thai, it is nonetheless possible to identify an Isan strand in the national literature. Here, Martin Platt focuses on the second half of the 20th century, when Isan writers and their work attained the highest levels of literary and cultural achievement. It was also a time when, while grappling with how their origins and experiences related to the Thai centre, they played a significant and at times pivotal role in the development of modern Thai literature. As well as being the first work published in English tracing the recent literary history of Thailand, Martin Platt s account of Isan literature opens the way for a further investigation of the regional dimension in modern Thai literature. In addition, it offers insights and an analytical model that scholars examining literary works in other Asian countries will find of great relevance.
Usanee was born in Thailand near the Laos border and as a child became immersed in the cooking traditions of Thailand’s Isaan region, traditions that she’s incorpora …
Publication date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:00:51 GMT
Movie Fake Food Bénédicte Charpiat on Making Fake Food For French Movies. Isaan Station char-grilled pork. And northeastern dishes such as charcoal-grilled pork neck with spicy sauce from Isaan Station in Los Angeles.
Publication date: Monday, September 16, 2013
Heaped on a platter, the phenomenal result is offered up with strips of basil and cooling raw cabbage, in the style of regional Isaan cuisine. ‘The Bling Ring’ movie.
Publication date: October 14, 2009
Painful memories of the Vietnam War are felt in Mrs. Bua’s Carpet by Duong Mong Thu while romantic yearnings burst forth from the Philippines in Jazz in Love by Baby Ruth Villarama. And a young Isaan woman is pragmatic …
Publication date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:00:00 -0700
The story of a forest encounter between a border-patrol officer and a villager was among the top award winners at the 17th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, which wrapped up on Sunday at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Endless Realm by Eakalak Maleetipawan, in which a guitar-strumming artist … None of the places he remembers still exist, so he opts to catch the first train back home to Isaan. With the trains delayed by a bombing on the line, his idling about …
Publication date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:20:00 -0700
Under a headline, “Gay Isaan movie wins hearts, prize at Cannes”, The Nation carried a few quotes from the director. “I was so thrilled when I was …. There’s always a lot of cool movies being review… 1 week ago. Asian Film …
Publication date: Sun, 23 May 2004 16:44:00 -0700
The biggest attraction was, of course, the food booth, which featured such Isaan delicacies as somtum and savory grilled chicken. After all, most of the invitees for the premiere were hard-working journalists, movie critics, …
Publication date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 09:09:00 -0800
Their Larb Pla Duk (ลาบปลาดุก) is not saucy, but it’s almost the kua kling of Isaan food! Thai Street Food. On Fire Som … You aren’t going to go wrong at Lan Larb Ubon ร้านลาบอุบล if you order any of the classic Isaan dishes. Also, if you ask them to make …. be too hot for my taste buds. Now I tell them ‘no chillies’ and the residual chillies from the pan/bowl from the previous customers usually give it enough zip and no ring of fire in the AM : p Another great review! Reply.
Publication date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 18:00:32 -0800
Here, instead of being set in a Thai-Chinese town in central Thailand, the story is set in Isaan and involves a village boy Panya. He has his eyes on a local … Please, no questions about where to download movies or subtitle files. Please read the FAQ …. East Winds 2014: ‘Partners in Crime’ (Taiwan, 2014) Film Review – The film follows the story of three unlikely teens thrown together after discovering the body of a classmate on their way to school. The post East Winds.
Publication date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 04:01:00 -0800
Anybody got anymore info about this movie ? When it going to be release on to DVD, VCD? Trying to find the music album to this movie.. Here is the link to the trailer. http://youtube.com/watch?v=QjPRZ2hMKWQ I don’t know if …
Publication date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 02:28:16 -0800
The Bangkok Post’s Kong Rithdee also talked to Tanwarin and has an article today that places Hak Na Sarakham the canon of Isaan-dialect cinema that also includes the still-shoing Panya Reanu as well as older movies like Yam Yasothon, Dynamite Warrior and the …. East Winds 2014: ‘Partners in Crime’ (Taiwan, 2014) Film Review – The film follows the story of three unlikely teens thrown together after discovering the body of a classmate on their way to school.
Publication date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:01:00 -0800
The Godfather of Kathmandu (Amazon U.S.)
The Godfather of Kathmandu (Amazon U.K.)
Sonchai Jitpleecheep – John Burdettís inimitable Royal Thai Police detective with the hard-bitten demeanor and the Buddhist soulis summoned to the most shocking and intriguing crime scene of his career. Solving the murder could mean a promotion, but Sonchai, reeling from a personal tragedy, is more interested in Tietsin, an exiled Tibetan lama based in Kathmandu who has become his guru.
After Thursday’s putsch, Thais anxiously await some news on the future of their nation. Half a year of political deadlock has led to at least 28 deaths and 700 people injured, but there are few clues regarding how …
Publication date: Thu, 22 May 2014 20:30:47 GMT
Chef, the Movie. It is hard to imagine a Thai meal without a skewer of satay, a charred-beef salad or Isaan-style barbecued chicken. Bar Nine Collective. Curtis Stone’s New Restaurant Triumphs. Cofax opens soon.
Publication date: Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Chef, the Movie. An itty-bitty, gloriously inexpensive Vietnamese café just west of the Royal movie theater, Le Saigon is an ideal place to huddle over big bowls of pho or bun (rice noodles), charbroiled meats and glasses of sticky sweet café sua da (iced Saigon coffee).
Publication date: Thursday, September 30, 2004
Hundreds have taken to the streets in Bangkok to demand a return to civilian government, brandishing banners and hurling insults at troops. Yet few are as enraged as the people …
Publication date: Mon, 26 May 2014 08:00:09 GMT
Only 13: The True Story of Lon (Amazon U.S.)
Only 13: The True Story of Lon (Amazon U.K.)
A look at Thailand’s booming sex tourism industry features the story of Lon, a poor girl who was expected to be the primary income earner for her family and who found herself caught in the country’s lucrative trade in child sex.
For the past few years I’ve been dining at Rod Ded Isan restaurant (ร้านอีสานรสเด็ด), but it seems that every time I’ve gone, I somehow haven’t had my camera. Finally ….. Thank you for your review on Rod Det Restaurant.
Publication date: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:00:57 -0700
Jintara is paired with Nithichai “Yuan” Yotamornsunthorn from the Dragon 5 boy band strictly for the comedic effect of a young central Thai guy falling for the darker-skinned, flat-nosed, older Isaan singing star. Some jokes are made about Jintara’s …. East Winds 2014: ‘Partners in Crime’ (Taiwan, 2014) Film Review – The film follows the story of three unlikely teens thrown together after discovering the body of a classmate on their way to school. The post East Winds.
Publication date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 23:33:00 -0800
Considered by many to be the finest example of Khmer architecture in Thailand, Prasat Phanom Rung is the second most significant Khmer temple in the Isaan region. The most important, second only to the Khmer city complexes in Cambodia, is sprawling Prasat … It was an old bus but seats were super-spacious, there was a movie, and snacks and softdrinks were distributed. Getting Around: we’ve driven hire cars the length and breadth of Thailand, where Terence …
Publication date: Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:05:55 -0700
News; Reviews; Trailers; Columns; TV; About … The film (which deepens the pair’s creative friendship) tells the tragic tale of emotionally tortured son, Julian (Ryan Gosling), torn between honor and duty when his controlling drug-lord mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) asks him to … They’re very much folk tales because they’re based on Isaan music, some of it, which is part of Thailand’s country and western music, but the lyrics a lot of the times are very much fable stories.
Publication date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:05:51 -0700
Capsule reviews: Teng Nong Jiwon Bin, Panya Reanu, The Microchip … The Wongkumlao clan and comedy-troupe cohorts from Mum Jokmok’s Yam Yasothon movies fill out the cast in this Isaan-powered picture. (3/5)
Publication date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 02:59:00 -0700
Rungrawan Tonahongsa, who previously played the troublemaking Isaan maid in Noo-Hin: The Movie, also stars. The feature … Read more about the movie in an article in The Nation. … The Mee Noi Thai Movie Review.
Publication date: Mon, 09 May 2011 07:30:00 -0700
And when I finally made it into the place, through a curtained doorway from the restaurant next door, through the weirdly bare room, to a table near where the Warren Beatty movie Shampoo was projected silently onto a wall, it was … There is grilled pork collar, the Isaan favorite, which Yenbamroong calls “toro” in honor of its extreme richness; and house-fermented sour sausage with peanuts, lime and raw bird peppers; and pig’s ear fried with garlic and chile sauce.
Publication date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:14:34 -0700
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s OK to judge an Isaan restaurant by their Larb Pla Duk (ลาบปลาดุก).
Publication date: Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:57:04 -0700
The rise of independent cinema in Southeast Asia, following the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers there, is among the most significant recent developments in global cinema. The advent of affordable and easy access to digital technology has empowered startling new voices from a part of the world rarely heard or seen in international film circles. The appearance of fresh, sharply alternative, and often very personal voices has had a tremendous impact on local film production. This book documents these developments as a genuine outcome of the democratization and liberalization of film production. Contributions from respected scholars, interviews with filmmakers, personal accounts and primary sources by important directors and screenwriters collectively provide readers with a lively account of dynamic film developments in Southeast Asia. Interviewees include Lav Diaz, Amir Muhammad, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Eric Khoo, Nia Dinata and others. Tilman Baumgärtel taught film and media studies in Germany, Austria and the Philippines before joining Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2009. He has curated international film series and art exhibitions, and has also published books on independent cinema, Internet art, computer games and the German director Harun Farocki. His blog can be found at http://southeastasiancinema.wordpress.com
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn always seems to take us places we didn’t expect to go. The “Drive” director’s latest effort, “Only God Forgives,” is a highly stylized genre film filled with menace and suspense. It starts out …
Publication date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:37:32 -0700
Thailand’s northeast region is largely uncharted territory when it comes to tourism. Unlike the islands and even northwest, which sees many backpackers and newcomers throughout the year, Isaan is a more unspoiled place.
Publication date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 22:54:24 -0700
The movie made from it (see the poster at the top) got the kind of reviews that end careers and make comebacks impossible. But I read about it on Martyn’s wonderful site “Beyond the Mango Juice” at http://www.thaisabai.org/ …
Publication date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:10:00 -0700
Life, you know, is like movie. When we old, we look and we know—good or bad. Now, I young and sometimes I make a mistake. Sometimes I stupid too. Now, I write everything in my diary and after I look and I see. Life is like a movie. You know …
Publication date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 23:33:45 -0700
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