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

The vision is blurred, but the heart is clear: Hassan Muthalib offers an appreciation of Yasmin Ahmad's "Rabun".
Country: Malaysia
In this extract from his article on the Malaysian director for the book Glimpses of Freedom, the late Benjamin McKay explores what makes Mukhsin so distinctively a Yasmin Ahmad film.
Country: Malaysia
Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa AKA Filmsick tackles an extract from a work-in-transformation by Lav Diaz
Country: Philippines
In this extract from his article on Independent Philippine cinema for the book Glimpses of Freedom, the late Alexis Tioseco narrates the haunting sequences of Raya Martin's Autohystoria.
Country: Philippines
Syndromes and A Century
Kong Rithdee describes Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cinema of Impermanence.
Country: Thailand

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