EasternKicks Reacts! House/Hausu

So over at EK, I’ve moderated another one of our inter-team discussions on a classic movie. This time is is the celluloid LSD trip that is “Hausu”. Now I loved the film, but come see what Andrew H and Panos thought about the madness…

The Girl With All The Gifts

You know what has been missing from the blog for bloody ages? That’s right, a team-up with friend of the blog and occasional contributor Miyuki from the Litterbox. For those of you that don’t know, Miyuki’s blog is a wonderfully personal and eclectic look at movies from all over the world, usually concentrating on films…

Rashōmon

I guess in many ways this is one of the most pointless reviews I have ever done. It’s a classic film made by one of the all-time great directors. It’s generally considered the movie that bought Japanese cinema to the attention of modern western audiences. It basically won best foreign film at the Oscars before…

Sadako vs. Kayako

Over at EasternKicks.com you can have a look at what I felt about “Sadako vs. Kayako”, the lastest film in the “Ringu/Ju-on” franchises. Spoiler alert.. it’s kinda meh.

Seoul Station

So as the more observant of you know, I am rather partial to a zombie movie, and I really enjoyed Yeon Sang-ho’s live action debut “Train to Busan” which was a really effective entry into the genre. It took me a little while but I finally got myself a copy of his animated prequel/prologue to…

So That Was 2016..Year in Review

Right, I know I am a little late with the Year in Review, but then again I didn’t even do one for 2015! So I thought I’d just scribble down some thoughts, give a little personal update, and let you know my top 10 films and music of the year. The Top 10’s will both…

Metropolis

Like the proverbial bus, 2 EK reviews in two days. This time I have a look at the 2001 Anime “Metropolis”, which is getting a shiny new release on home media. Come back soon though, as over the weekend I’ll be publishing my 2016 Year in Review, looking at my favourite Asian media over the…

Crush and Blush

So 2017 is here, and I do have one of my ‘Year in Review’ pieces nearly ready to publish. However, as always happens a couple of my articles at EasternKicks.com are being posted up this week, so I’ll bring attention to them first. Today sees my review of Korean anti-romcom “Crush and Blush”, a film…

Blind Woman’s Curse

Let’s try and get a couple of films done before the end of 2016. To start we will look at a movie I only bought because Amazon prompted me when I was actually looking for Christmas presents for other people! But the price was good, and it was from Arrow, who have done some really…

easternKicks Top 10 of 2016: 8 Mermaid

So.. over at easternKicks we have been having a little complicated vote to decide the overall team’s top 10 movies of the year. It maybe wasn’t as complicated and ultimatley worrying as the Brexit referendum or the US Presidential election, but even though my number one pick only came in at number 8, I have…

EasternKicks Reacts! Infernal Affairs

Over at EK another editions of EasternKicks Reacts, moderated by moi! Join Panos, Fausto, Andrew and myself as we talk about 2002 Hong Kong crime thriller “Infernal Affairs”

Your Name

I guess me looking at this one was somewhat high on the inevitability scale. Long time readers will know I have been a big fan of Makoto Shinkai’s work for a long time, even though I am not a big Anime guy. It’s also been getting fantastic reviews here in the UK, along with a…