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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.

Ben and May


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...

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

Chemman Chaalai
Deepak Kumaran Menon's "Chemman Chaalai": Beyond the Gravel Road.
Country: Malaysia
Bakit Bughaw ang Langit?
The court of public opinion: Lost O'Hara masterpiece is both a love story and an examination of a small Filipino community.
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 the Malaysian director for the book Glimpses of Freedom, the late Benjamin McKay explores what makes Mukhsin so distinctively a Yasmin Ahmad film.
Country: Malaysia
Ho Yuhang's "Sanctuary": The Other Side of Malaysia.
Country: Malaysia

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