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The Face of Auntie Jen
The transformative power of cinema is explored by Richard Lowell MacDonald as he gazes at one of Apichatpong's most distinctive performers. Jenjira Pongpas.

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

Book: Critic After Dark
"Cinema is his love; Philippine cinema his steady girlfriend." Alexis Tioseco reviews Filipino film critic Noel Vera's collected writing, "Critic After Dark".
Country: Philippines
History, Propaganda, and Perception: a Conversation between Lisabona Rahman and Paul Agusta on Riri Riza's "Gie".
Country: Indonesia
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
Ho Yuhang's "Sanctuary": The Other Side of Malaysia.
Country: Malaysia
Bona: martyr or monster? Noel Vera revisits Lino Brocka's classic tale of obsession and stardoom.
Country: Philippines

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