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Southeast Asia Film & Cinema: Film Critics & Blogs


Criticine Logo Criticine is an online publication dedicated to pushing forth intelligent discourse on Southeast Asian cinema. It is supported by writers from all parts of Southeast Asia and the support of Khristine Consunji.

The Asian Cinema Blog

The Asian Cinema Blog provides In-depth Asian movie reviews. Bridging the gap between Asian film and Western audiences.

Cinema Poetica

CINEMA POETICA is a collective of film critics, journalists, academics, researchers, and activists in Indonesia. We focus on the production of cinema knowledge and its distribution for public.

Indonesian Film Critics

Indonesian Film Critics are a group of film critics and bloggers who are passionate about films. IDFC is updated daily, linking to reviews of local and foreign films that have been released in Indonesian cinemas. Contact: idfilmcritics [at] gmail [dot] comIndonesian Film Critics .

Southeat Asian Film Studies Institute

The Southeast Asian Film Studies Institute is meant to serve as a resource on the cinemas of Southeast Asia, a fascinating, yet little known area of world cinema. This site is maintained by Dr. Tilman Baumgärtel.

Yasmin Ahmad Blogs

Photo of Yasmin AhmadYasmin Ahmad (7 January 1958 – 25 July 2009) was a film director, writer and scriptwriter from Malaysia and was also the executive creative director at Leo Burnett Kuala Lumpur. Her television commercials and films are well known in Malaysia for their humour, heart and love that crosses cross-cultural barriers, in particular her ads for Petronas, the national oil and gas company. Her works have won multiple awards both within Malaysia and internationally. However in Malaysia itself, her films are highly controversial since they depict events and relationships seen as forbidden by social conservatives, especially hard-line interpretations of Islam.

Click hear to view the Yasmin The Storyteller: Part 1 Blog (2004 - 2008)

Click here to view the Yasmin The Storyteller: Part 2 Blog (2008 - 2009)

Click here to listen to an interview with Yasmin Ahmad by Patricipa Gillespie of the Kamehameha Schools 

Click here to listen to an Interview with Malyasian Filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad (with Wimal Dissanayake) 

Watch an interview with Yasmin Ahmad on the film Gubra

Thai Film Journal

Thai Film Journal Cover Image Wise Kwai is a Bangkok-based journalist and film fan who's been writing about Thai cinema since 2003. Click here to read The Thai Film Journal.