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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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The Face of Auntie Jen
The transformative power of cinema is explored by Richard Lowell MacDonald as he gazes at one of Apichatpong's most distinctive performers. Jenjira Pongpas.

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

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
Min: Everyday life and Thirdspace. Khoo Gaik Cheng journeys inside the meanings found inbetween.
Country: Malaysia
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
Village People Radio Show
Confessions, Testimonies and Social Memory: Vinita Ramani listens on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show.
Country: Malaysia
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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