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

Syndromes and A Century
Kong Rithdee describes Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cinema of Impermanence.
Country: Thailand
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
Ho Yuhang's "Sanctuary": The Other Side of Malaysia.
Country: Malaysia
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
Village People Radio Show
Confessions, Testimonies and Social Memory: Vinita Ramani listens on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show.
Country: Malaysia

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