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

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
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
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
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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