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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.

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

Syndromes and A Century
Kong Rithdee describes Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cinema of Impermanence.
Country: Thailand
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
Book: Singapore Cinema
Benjamin Mckay serves as our critical guide through Raphael Millet's handsomely produced book, "Singapore Cinema"
Country: Singapore
Village People Radio Show
Confessions, Testimonies and Social Memory: Vinita Ramani listens on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show.
Country: Malaysia
The Last Communist
Amir Mummad, touted in Film Comment magazine as "the world's funniest Muslim filmmaker", delivers his latest essay film, "The Last Communist", on Chin Peng.
Country: Malaysia

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