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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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The Face of Auntie Jen
The transformative power of cinema is explored by Richard Lowell MacDonald as he gazes at one of Apichatpong's most distinctive performers. Jenjira Pongpas.

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

Ho Yuhang's "Sanctuary": The Other Side of Malaysia.
Country: Malaysia
Chemman Chaalai
Deepak Kumaran Menon's "Chemman Chaalai": Beyond the Gravel Road.
Country: Malaysia
Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa AKA Filmsick tackles an extract from a work-in-transformation by Lav Diaz
Country: Philippines
Village People Radio Show
Confessions, Testimonies and Social Memory: Vinita Ramani listens on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show.
Country: Malaysia
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

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