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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.

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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...

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

The Last Communist
Amir Mummad, touted in Film Comment magazine as "the world's funniest Muslim filmmaker", delivers his latest essay film, "The Last Communist", on Chin Peng.
Country: Malaysia
Book: Singapore Cinema
Benjamin Mckay serves as our critical guide through Raphael Millet's handsomely produced book, "Singapore Cinema"
Country: Singapore
Ho Yuhang's "Sanctuary": The Other Side of Malaysia.
Country: Malaysia
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
Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa AKA Filmsick tackles an extract from a work-in-transformation by Lav Diaz
Country: Philippines

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