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Ben and May

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

Ho Yuhang's "Sanctuary": The Other Side of Malaysia.
Country: Malaysia
Book: Critic After Dark
"Cinema is his love; Philippine cinema his steady girlfriend." Alexis Tioseco reviews Filipino film critic Noel Vera's collected writing, "Critic After Dark".
Country: Philippines
Chemman Chaalai
Deepak Kumaran Menon's "Chemman Chaalai": Beyond the Gravel Road.
Country: Malaysia
Min: Everyday life and Thirdspace. Khoo Gaik Cheng journeys inside the meanings found inbetween.
Country: Malaysia
History, Propaganda, and Perception: a Conversation between Lisabona Rahman and Paul Agusta on Riri Riza's "Gie".
Country: Indonesia

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