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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.

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

Village People Radio Show
Confessions, Testimonies and Social Memory: Vinita Ramani listens on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show.
Country: Malaysia
Be With Me
Khoo Gaik Cheng samples Cannes favourite Eric Khoo's lastest, "Be With Me"
Country: Singapore
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 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
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

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