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

Book: Singapore Cinema
Benjamin Mckay serves as our critical guide through Raphael Millet's handsomely produced book, "Singapore Cinema"
Country: Singapore
Syndromes and A Century
Kong Rithdee describes Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cinema of Impermanence.
Country: Thailand
Village People Radio Show
Confessions, Testimonies and Social Memory: Vinita Ramani listens on Amir Muhammad's Village People Radio Show.
Country: Malaysia
Bakit Bughaw ang Langit?
The court of public opinion: Lost O'Hara masterpiece is both a love story and an examination of a small Filipino community.
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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