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

Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa AKA Filmsick tackles an extract from a work-in-transformation by Lav Diaz
Country: Philippines
The vision is blurred, but the heart is clear: Hassan Muthalib offers an appreciation of Yasmin Ahmad's "Rabun".
Country: Malaysia
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
Min: Everyday life and Thirdspace. Khoo Gaik Cheng journeys inside the meanings found inbetween.
Country: Malaysia
The Last Communist
Amir Mummad, touted in Film Comment magazine as "the world's funniest Muslim filmmaker", delivers his latest essay film, "The Last Communist", on Chin Peng.
Country: Malaysia

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