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Ben and May

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.

Ben and May


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...

Ben and May

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