Stephen’s 10 Days of Asian Cinema

So a few weeks ago I took part in a ’10 films in 10 days’ exercise, where I was required to list 10 films that elicited certain feelings, that sparked memories. So it wasn’t necessarily my favourite 10 films, but 10 that had a certain resonance with me. It’ll make sense when you read it!…

Cinema Recall Podcast: Movies We Love That Everyone Hates

We keep banging on about this, but the Asian Cinema Film Club podcast is a proud member of the That Moment In podcast network, and some of us got virtually together to guest on The Vern’s Cinema Recall to talk about some films that we love, even though most seem to hate!. So Kim, Elwood…

Asian Cinema Film Club #19 – Perfect Number

It’s all in the numbers on this episode as Elwood and I look at the South Korean adaptation of “The Devotion of Suspect X” as the brilliant mathematician Kim Seok-go helps his neighbour Baek Hwa-sun cover up the murder of her abusive ex-husband. Also I share my thoughts on the original series plus we look…

HALLOWEEN 2018 VOTE

So this years Halloween Movie discussion on the podcast is up to the audience to decide what we are going to talk about. I’ve no particular skin in this game, as I am fairly sure I would have eventually picked all (bar one) for us to talk about in regulation time anyway! Theres a few…

The Mimic

So this is a film that got a lot of love from some of my easternKicks.com peers, and got a speedy UK release from Arrow, just like the amazing “The Villainess”. South Korean horror has had a real shot in the arm in recent years, with films like “Train to Busan” and “The Wailing” raising…

Asian Cinema Film Club #18 – Perfect Blue

On this episode, it’s Elwood’s choice, as we revisit a true Anime classic from the legendary Satoshi Kon “Perfect Blue”. A tense psychological thriller as Mima, a former Pop idol, decides to quite music to pursue a career as an actress only to soon find herself being targeted and an alternative life for her being…

Police Story 2

Eureka! have blessed the UK with a special Blu-ray Box set of Jackie Chan’s first two Police Story films. They are gorgeous 4K (well 2K really) restorations, and come with bundles of extra features, and pretty much every main release of the two films you could hope for. I’ve reviewed the second film in the…

The Movies of Amy Yip

Over at easternKicks.com, you’ll find a first from me – a book review! In the modern age, self-publishing has become really easy, and I’ll admit, it’s something I have considered doing myself. What makes it really interesting to me is that it can enable someone to now self-publish a book that maybe has a subject…

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

More easternKicks.com goodness today, with my review of Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings up there today. Spoilers… I didn’t hate it 🙂

Asian Cinema Film Club #17 – The Classic

My choice this time.. so I thought I would choose a genre I love very much, the Korean Romance. Now, the King of Cult, my co-host, was going to feel uncomfortable about this, so I thought I would double up, and invite the Duchess of Darkness herself, Zoe (Zobo With A Shotgun) to join us. …