EasternKicks Reacts! Battle Royale

So over at Easternkicks, I have curated another group discussion about a terribly popular Asian film. The last one we did about “The Assassin” went down rather well, so we thought we would try it again.

At the Horizon

Over at Easternkicks, I continue my slow journey around the Asian cinematic landscape with my review of a film from Laos. And it is pretty darn enjoyable too!

House of 72 Tenants

Another film that I have had in my watch list for some time. I’ve actually watched and reviewed the sequel some years ago, but that was in the vacuum of ignorance. I’ll talk about the influence and importance of this movie after the synopsis, which will go something like this… “House of 72 Tenants” is…

Brighter Summer Day

So yeah. It’s been a while. Now there is some stuff coming on Easternkicks.com that has been in the old written inventory for a while, but I do realise how long it has been since I have written anything up for here. I’ve got excuses.. mostly about some workload issues in the paying job, but…

The Mobfathers

More coverage from the NYAFF16 over at Easternkicks. This time I have a look at Herman Yau’s Triad drama starring Chapman To.

Weeds on Fire

Extra bonus post today on Easternkicks.com where I add my review of “Weeds on Fire”, a fun little Hong Kong sports movie set in a New Town Project in the 1980’s. All part of the New York Asian Film Festival 2016 the team are covering at the moment.

Stephen… On Stephen Chow

Sorry no reviews, but had to catch up with the finales of two of my favorite shows this last couple weeks – Person of Interest bowed out forever (boo!) and Game of Thrones wrapped up season six with a couple of humdingers. I swear, if I had more time, I would probably do a side…

Port of Call

I am back from India (for the time-being.. pretty sure I’ll be sent back in the next few months), so I had better get back to writing before all the movies I have watched slip from my memory. This time I shall have a look on a film I have waited AGES to see. Andrew…

Himitsu

Anyone that knows me will probably know I love the work of author Keigo Higashino, and by extention the film and TV adaptations of his work. Now the number of his novels that are translated into english remains disappointingly slim, but I have had a physical copy of his 1988 book “Naoko” for a little…

Keeper of Darkness

So I’m just about to fly back from the sub-continent (though I’m returning in a week… Madness) but the illusion of me writing lots of reviews and articles continues over at Easternkicks. This time I have a look at Nick Cheung’s sophomore directorial effort ‘Keeper of Darkness’. With some luck I might feel up for…

Shu Qi Profile

So.. I know what you are thinking. He said he was away for three weeks, yet here is another post! Well this is a case of one I prepared earlier.  I have done a little talent profile of Shu Qi over at Easternkicks, to support the UK DVD release of ‘The Assassin’. It’s something I…