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

On The North Diversion Road
Before Abbas. 10 conversations, 10 characters, 2 actors, 1 car: Dennis Marasigan adapts Tony Perez's infamous play on infidelity.
Country: Philippines
Singapore Shorts DVD
Do you remember The Class of 2002? Ben Slater does, and tells us about it and its impact while dissecting the freshly released Singapore Shorts DVD compilation.
Country: Singapore
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
The Amber Sexalogy
Malaysia indie cinema staple Azharr Rudin is a name to watch. Benjamin McKay unravels his sophisticated experimental sextet, "The Amber Sexalogy"
Country: Malaysia
Bona: martyr or monster? Noel Vera revisits Lino Brocka's classic tale of obsession and stardoom.
Country: Philippines

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