Asian Cinema Film Club #11 – The God of Cookery

11 Episodes and finally it is time for use to talk about a Stephen Chow film! Elwood and I are joined by Kim Lo (Tranquil Dreams / Game Warp). Obviously I talk a ton about Stephen Chow, but we also cover the future of Legendary’s Monsterverse, Journey to the West Adaptations and much more!! Find…

Shin Godzilla/Godzilla Resurgence

If there ever was a movie that defines just how slack I have been this year, it has been this one. I must have originally watched this nearly a year ago, and yet it is only in the last days of 2017 that I actually get to write about it. I am going to try…

Antiporno

Let’s see if I can get a few reviews out of films I have watched over the last year before the bells of 2018 start to chime. And of course this is going to include a couple of movies from the recently stupidly prolific Sion Sono. This is one from his barrage of 2015 movies,…

Asian Cinema Film Club #10 – Destroy All Monsters

10 episodes! 10 episodes! It’s Christmas, so of course it is time for Kaiju Christmas, and our social media listeners told us to have a look at “Destroy All Monsters”. Not only that, but we also chat about what’s taken our interest in 2017, along with a little about Takashi Miike’s “Dead or Alive” trilogy….

The Villainess

Right, officially 2017 has been my worst year for writing since I started this blog back in the blogger.com days. There have been some extenuating circumstances, and the podcasting I think does make up for it a little, but when I realised I put the shell of this review together some 24 days ago, it…

Asian Cinema Film Club #9 – Ajeossi/The Man From Nowhere

9 episodes in.. and we are still going. We finally get to look at a Korean film, and Elwood chose the Won Bin vehicle, “The Man From Nowhere”, a film I was interested to revisit after being nonplussed by it way back when. We also have a natter about some fun Asian Cinema finds on…

Love Off the Cuff

It’s been a stupidly long time since I last posted some original content here. I feel I have been delivering you all content via Easternkicks.com and the Podcast, but the lack of reviews here is something I seriously need to address. Hopefully I’ll end the year with an outpouring of reviews! Anyway, whilst it has…

Asian Cinema Film Club #8 – Halloween Draft

It’s Halloween so Elwood and I thought what better way to celebrate than sharing our favorite Asian Horror movies as we pit our selections against the queen of the grotesque Zoe (Zobo With A Shotgun)!! We also look at the origin of the long haired ghosts, differences between Asian and Western horror and genre hopping…

Joko Anwar interview: “I think it is best to be your own worst critic”

A few months ago I was lucky enough to interview Joko Anwar, who I think is one of the most important Indonesian directors working today. And even though I was pretty uncomplimentary about his HBO Asia TV show “Halfworlds”, he was charming and generous. Go over to Easternkicks to see what we chatted about!

The Saga of Anatahan

It’s been a while, but I have a new review up at Easternkicks.com! And this one is a real curates egg of a movie – come find out what happens when the man who turned Marlene Dietrich into a global phenomenon decides to make a film in Japan! It’s time to hear all about Josef…

AC Film Club – Exte

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 – Death Note

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”.