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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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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...

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

Min: Everyday life and Thirdspace. Khoo Gaik Cheng journeys inside the meanings found inbetween.
Country: Malaysia
Singapore Dreaming
The HDB and beyond (or beyond the HDB): Vinita Ramani looks at the latest local film to have made noise in Singapore.
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
Not profound, just waiting to be found: Aaron Chung
Hassan Muthalib introduces us to the works of this short film maestro.
Country: Malaysia

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