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

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
Singapore Shorts DVD
Do you remember The Class of 2002? Ben Slater does, and tells us about it and its impact while dissecting the freshly released Singapore Shorts DVD compilation.
Country: Singapore
History, Propaganda, and Perception: a Conversation between Lisabona Rahman and Paul Agusta on Riri Riza's "Gie".
Country: Indonesia
Village People Radio Show
Confessions, Testimonies and Social Memory: Vinita Ramani listens on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show.
Country: Malaysia

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