Continuing the conversation, Elise Shick converses with Carlo Francisco Manatad from the Philippines about his career, his mentoring experience in the 3rd Young Filmmakers Workshop and why collaboration can be a problem.
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Real Film Criticism Cannot Be Taught – Hassan Muthalib
Our friends at CQ Magazine spent some time with Hassan Muthalib in March 2016, talking to the noted film guru about the art and scene of film writing in Malaysia.
The Veiled Butterfly – Islamic Values in Selubung (part 2)
Concluding her look at Shuhaimi Baba’s ‘Selubung’, Putri Tasnim Arif considers how it may be more Islamic than many thinks.
The Veiled Butterfly – Islamic Values in Selubung (part 1)
In the first of a two-parter, Putri Tasnim Mohd Arif takes a closer look ‘Selubung’ and its position in the context of Malaysia and its cinema in 1992.
Damn Terror – Jelangkung
Fikri Jermadi went undercover while watching this film (as in, he got under his sheets). The media on which we watch something has a chance of influencing how… Read more “Damn Terror – Jelangkung”
A Zine Thing – Xrantarox Farid (Gelanggang Filem)
What is a zine? Is it a plane? Is it a bird? Is it a man flying around wearing his underwear on the outside? Or is it… Read more “A Zine Thing – Xrantarox Farid (Gelanggang Filem)”
What’s Wrong With Melodrama
*by Norman Yusoff The phenomenal box-office success of ‘Ombak Rindu’ (The Pining Wave, 2011, Osman Ali) has proved that old-fashioned female-centred melodrama is still loved by some… Read more “What’s Wrong With Melodrama”
Cinematic Time, Mahathir and Bunohan
*by Norman Yusoff Malaysian horror films have continued to draw criticism following national laureate Ahmad Kamal Abdullah’s (also known as Kemala) denunciation of films considered both outdated… Read more “Cinematic Time, Mahathir and Bunohan”