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Ben and May

Criticine contributor. academic and critic Benjamin McKay died of a cardiac arrest on the 18th July. Much-loved by students and friends Benjamin will be sorely missed.

Ben and May


We've just posted an update to Criticine: Love Letters. Four new letters declare love to objects of desire from the Phillipines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Then we have a wide-ran...

Ben and May

Welcome to Criticine. Welcome to Love Letters.

Criticine was founded in October 2005 by Alexis A. Tioseco and was "dedicated to pushing forth intelligent discourse on Southeast Asian cinema". ...

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Alexis links
To mark the anniversary of Alexis' death, Ben Slater searches the web for his writing. He finds blogs, journals, articles, essays, fragments and memories.

Continuities: Philippine cinema yesterday and today
Filipino filmmaker Raymond Red considers his work and Filipino cinema's history and future in an in-depth interview with Gaik Cheng Khoo.

You can never go home
To mark his tenth year in Singapore, Ben Slater presents seven fragments about nostalgia in the films of Royston Tan
Only light and memory
A Conversation with Sasithorn Ariyavicha pt.2
A Conversation with Edwin
A Conversation with Sasithorn Ariyavicha pt.1
A Conversation with Lav Diaz
A Conversation with Kong Rithdee
A Conversation with Philip Cheah
Continuities: Philippine cinema yesterday and today
A Conversation with Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
A Conversation with Ato Bautista
A Conversation with the Editors of Bioscope Magazine
A Conversation with Apichatpong Weerasethakul
A Conversation with John Torres
A Conversation with Faozan Rizal
Words from that day
A Conversation with Amir Muhammad
Why and for whom do you write/work today?
Alexis links
Plural Identities: Reinventions & Revisions in Malaysian Cinema
Singapore GaGa Tours Singapore
Journal Entry No.1: Anticipations of Light
Coming Out of the Film School Closet
Notes Made in the Dark
Whose Terror Is It Anyway?
Rethinking Cinemas of Asia: Preliminary Thoughts
Journal Entry No.2: Wherever You Prosper
Mysterious Objects: On the early works of Apichatpong
Gazing with Fresh Eyes
The Face of Auntie Jen
Toward New Ways of Seeing Southeast Asian Cinema
Cinema Regained: Classic Filipino Films in Rotterdam
Journal Entry No.3: End Credits
Indonesian Cinema: A Year in Review
Monster!: I survive through other people’s memories.
The Trail of A Million Flowers
Love Letters
Uruphong Raksasad: Self-sufficiency moviemaking
Revolutions Happen Like Refrains in a Song*
Reimagining Moroland: A tale of accidental filmmaking
Speech Acts – Censorship and Documentary Filmmaking in Singapore
Why and for whom do you film today?
You can never go home
Voices of Malaysian Cinema
Art, Entertainment and Politics

Bakit Bughaw ang Langit?
The court of public opinion: Lost O'Hara masterpiece is both a love story and an examination of a small Filipino community.
Country: Philippines
Not profound, just waiting to be found: Aaron Chung
Hassan Muthalib introduces us to the works of this short film maestro.
Country: Malaysia
Min: Everyday life and Thirdspace. Khoo Gaik Cheng journeys inside the meanings found inbetween.
Country: Malaysia
The vision is blurred, but the heart is clear: Hassan Muthalib offers an appreciation of Yasmin Ahmad's "Rabun".
Country: Malaysia
Uhaw Sa Pag Ibig
Forgotten Silver: Critic Noel Vera continues his chronicles of little known gems from the quiet man, Mario O'Hara.
Country: Philippines

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