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

Min: Everyday life and Thirdspace. Khoo Gaik Cheng journeys inside the meanings found inbetween.
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
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
Village People Radio Show
Confessions, Testimonies and Social Memory: Vinita Ramani listens on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show.
Country: Malaysia
Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa AKA Filmsick tackles an extract from a work-in-transformation by Lav Diaz
Country: Philippines

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