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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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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...

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

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
Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa AKA Filmsick tackles an extract from a work-in-transformation by Lav Diaz
Country: Philippines
The Amber Sexalogy
Malaysia indie cinema staple Azharr Rudin is a name to watch. Benjamin McKay unravels his sophisticated experimental sextet, "The Amber Sexalogy"
Country: Malaysia
The Last Communist
Amir Mummad, touted in Film Comment magazine as "the world's funniest Muslim filmmaker", delivers his latest essay film, "The Last Communist", on Chin Peng.
Country: Malaysia
Chemman Chaalai
Deepak Kumaran Menon's "Chemman Chaalai": Beyond the Gravel Road.
Country: Malaysia

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