AC Film Club – Peking Opera Blues

The fifth episode of the AC Film Club Podcast is up now for those of you that fancy listening to me and Elwood talking for an hour. It was my choice this month, so I decided to get over excited about Tsui Hark’s “Peking Opera Blues”.

AC Film Club – Chungking Express

The third episode of the AC Film Club Podcast is up now for those of you that fancy listening to me and Elwood talking for an hour. It was my choice this month, so I took us to Thailand, to talk about a movie that I never got to review here. Wisit Sasanatieng’s “Tears of the Black Tiger” is a fun psychodelic romp that mixes up a forgotten style of Thai Melodrama with a Western…erm Western.

The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio

So my work over at EasternKicks continues, this time looking at Takashi Miike’s follow-up to the hugely enjoyable ‘The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji‘. This is one of those rare beasts – a sequel that is possibly even more enjoyable that its progenitor! Go check it out!

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

More Easternkicks content.. this time I look at Steve “Hoop Dreams” James’ interesting documentary about the small Bank that seemed to take the fall for the sub-prime mortgage crisis in the USA. It’s not technically Asian cinema, but it’s very much about transplanted Chinese culture.

AC Film Club – Tears of the Black Tiger

The third episode of the AC Film Club Podcast is up now for those of you that fancy listening to me and Elwood talking for an hour. It was my choice this month, so I took us to Thailand, to talk about a movie that I never got to review here. Wisit Sasanatieng’s “Tears of the Black Tiger” is a fun psychodelic romp that mixes up a forgotten style of Thai Melodrama with a Western…erm Western.

Bad Genius

So there might be a fair bit of content from me over at Easternkicks.com over the next week or so as we start to cover things at the New York Asian Film Festival. Which has meant a lot of watching low-res ‘screeners’ on Vimeo that are plastered in watermarks.  First up is a rather wonderful…

Didi’s Dreams

Over at EasternKicks you’ll find my review of Dee Hsu’s charming yet flawed “Didi’s Dreams”, that my American readers may find is being shown in the US at the moment.

Halfworlds Season One

I have a new review up at Easternkicks – looking at Joko Anwar’s HBO Asia series “Halfworlds”.

Tampopo

Sometimes as a reviewer, especially at easternKicks, I have to review things I hate, or at the very least, have little or no interest in. However, sometimes I get to rediscover an out and out classic. I don’t give too many 5 star reviews. But this is one. And fully deserved!

AC Film Club – King Kong Escapes

The second episode of the AC Film Club Podcast is up now for those of you that fancy listening to me and Elwood talking for an hour. Did you know back in the ’60’s Toho got the rights to use King Kong, and made the popular “King Kong vs. Godzilla”? And then they made another…

Sunday Beauty Queen

On sunday mornings in Hong Kong, you’ll see hundreds of asian women filling the empty spaces, having what appears to be impromptu barbeques and listening to music, and frankly having a good time. They piqued my interested, and a local friend explained to me that these were the Oversea Foreign Workers having their day off….

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons

Oops! I forgot this review over at easternKicks got published a couple of weeks ago. I have a look at the 5th film in the Lone Wolf and Cub series – the twist being I come at the film as a complete neophyte to the franchise!