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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.

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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...

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

Uhaw Sa Pag Ibig
Forgotten Silver: Critic Noel Vera continues his chronicles of little known gems from the quiet man, Mario O'Hara.
Country: Philippines
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
In this extract from his article on Independent Philippine cinema for the book Glimpses of Freedom, the late Alexis Tioseco narrates the haunting sequences of Raya Martin's Autohystoria.
Country: Philippines
Singapore Dreaming
The HDB and beyond (or beyond the HDB): Vinita Ramani looks at the latest local film to have made noise in Singapore.
Country: Singapore

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