Legend of the Mountain

It’s been a bit of a King Hu month, after the “Come Drink with Me” Podcast, and now this review of a previously butchered and mostly unseen classic I have reviewed over at easternKicks.com. Advertisements

Asian Cinema Film Club #13 – Come Drink With Me

We make it to episode #13!! This time we look at the Shaw Brothers classic (and one of my all-time favourite movies) “Come Drink With Me” and the influence it would have on martial arts cinema as Pei-pei Cheng stars as the Golden Swallow. We also look at the “My Wife Is A Gangster” trilogy,…

The Dream of the Red Chamber

I have a new review up at easternKicks.com. This is one I have wanted to sit down and review for ages – Brigitte Lin’s first work for the Shaw Bros. Studio, “The Dream of the Red Chamber”, a work that gives an early view into her gender-bending roles that would elevate her to iconic status…

Asian Cinema Film Club #12 – Pedicab Driver

Elwood and I mark the first anniversary of ACFC by checking out the Sammo Hung classic “Pedicab Driver”, which starts out as a light hearted kung-fu comedy and THEN GETS REAL DARK REAL QUICK!. All this plus the new Godzilla anime, I delve into the much over looked sub-genre of romantic Asian cinema and Elwood…

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…