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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

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

Syndromes and A Century
Kong Rithdee describes Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cinema of Impermanence.
Country: Thailand
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
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
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
Not profound, just waiting to be found: Aaron Chung
Hassan Muthalib introduces us to the works of this short film maestro.
Country: Malaysia

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