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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

Welcome to Criticine. Welcome to Love Letters.

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

Bona: martyr or monster? Noel Vera revisits Lino Brocka's classic tale of obsession and stardoom.
Country: Philippines
Be With Me
Khoo Gaik Cheng samples Cannes favourite Eric Khoo's lastest, "Be With Me"
Country: Singapore
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
Ho Yuhang's "Sanctuary": The Other Side of Malaysia.
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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