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

Book: Singapore Cinema
Benjamin Mckay serves as our critical guide through Raphael Millet's handsomely produced book, "Singapore Cinema"
Country: Singapore
Bona: martyr or monster? Noel Vera revisits Lino Brocka's classic tale of obsession and stardoom.
Country: Philippines
The vision is blurred, but the heart is clear: Hassan Muthalib offers an appreciation of Yasmin Ahmad's "Rabun".
Country: Malaysia
Village People Radio Show
Confessions, Testimonies and Social Memory: Vinita Ramani listens on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show.
Country: Malaysia
Syndromes and A Century
Kong Rithdee describes Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cinema of Impermanence.
Country: Thailand

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