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

Min: Everyday life and Thirdspace. Khoo Gaik Cheng journeys inside the meanings found inbetween.
Country: Malaysia
Bona: martyr or monster? Noel Vera revisits Lino Brocka's classic tale of obsession and stardoom.
Country: Philippines
Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa AKA Filmsick tackles an extract from a work-in-transformation by Lav Diaz
Country: Philippines
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
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

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