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

Not profound, just waiting to be found: Aaron Chung
Hassan Muthalib introduces us to the works of this short film maestro.
Country: Malaysia
Book: Singapore Cinema
Benjamin Mckay serves as our critical guide through Raphael Millet's handsomely produced book, "Singapore Cinema"
Country: Singapore
On The North Diversion Road
Before Abbas. 10 conversations, 10 characters, 2 actors, 1 car: Dennis Marasigan adapts Tony Perez's infamous play on infidelity.
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

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