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

Min: Everyday life and Thirdspace. Khoo Gaik Cheng journeys inside the meanings found inbetween.
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
Not profound, just waiting to be found: Aaron Chung
Hassan Muthalib introduces us to the works of this short film maestro.
Country: Malaysia
Be With Me
Khoo Gaik Cheng samples Cannes favourite Eric Khoo's lastest, "Be With Me"
Country: Singapore
Uhaw Sa Pag Ibig
Forgotten Silver: Critic Noel Vera continues his chronicles of little known gems from the quiet man, Mario O'Hara.
Country: Philippines

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