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

History, Propaganda, and Perception: a Conversation between Lisabona Rahman and Paul Agusta on Riri Riza's "Gie".
Country: Indonesia
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
Book: Singapore Cinema
Benjamin Mckay serves as our critical guide through Raphael Millet's handsomely produced book, "Singapore Cinema"
Country: Singapore
Book: Critic After Dark
"Cinema is his love; Philippine cinema his steady girlfriend." Alexis Tioseco reviews Filipino film critic Noel Vera's collected writing, "Critic After Dark".
Country: Philippines
Min: Everyday life and Thirdspace. Khoo Gaik Cheng journeys inside the meanings found inbetween.
Country: Malaysia

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