James Mudge

James is a Scottish writer based in London. He is one of BeyondHollywood.com’s oldest tenured movie reviewer, specializing in all forms of cinema from the Asian continent, as well as the angst-strewn world of independent cinema and the plasma-filled caverns of the horror genre. James can be reached at jamesmudge (at) btinternet.com, preferably with offers of free drinks.

More From James Mudge

Kim Seon-ah in The Five (2013) Movie Image

The Five (2013) Movie Review

Jung Yeon Sik makes his screenwriting and directorial debut with “The Five”, an adaptation of his own popular webcomic “The...

Hello Babies (2014) Movie Poster

Hello Babies (2014) Movie Review

In its own way, “Hello Babies” is something of a landmark, with traditional Lunar New Year box office rivals Eric...

Seung Hyun Choi in Commitment (2013) Movie Image

Commitment (2013) Movie Review

A K-pop idol goes undercover in “Commitment”, an espionage thriller that marks the debut of director Park Hong Soo, who...

Lan Kwai Fong 3 (2014) Movie Image

Lan Kwai Fong 3 (2014) Movie Review

Wilson Chin takes another trip back to Hong Kong’s hottest nightlife district (apparently) with “Lan Kwai Fong 3”, completing an...

Jun'ichi Okada and Eikura Nana in Library Wars (2013) Movie Image

Library Wars (2013) Movie Review

The oddly titled blockbuster “Library Wars” really does offer just that, depicting the armed struggle between paramilitary librarians and fascist...

Simon Yam in The Constable (2013) Movie Image

The Constable (2013) Movie Review

Hong Kong real estate developer turned writer/producer/director Dennis Law returns with “The Constable”, with Simon Yam headlining as a cop...

Top Star (2013) Movie Image

Top Star (2013) Movie Review

It seems to be a very popular time for Korean actors stepping behind the camera, with Ha Jung Woo and...

Sara Paxton in Cheap Thrills (2013) Movie Image

Cheap Thrills (2013) Movie Review

Like Adam Wingard’s excellent “You’re Next”, “Cheap Thrills” is a film which seems to have been lurking around for a...

Ye-jin Son in Blood and Ties (2013) Movie Image

Blood and Ties (2013) Movie Review

Kidnapping and child murder dramas have been extremely popular in Korean cinema over the last few years, particularly those inspired...

Hae-sook Kim and Ah In Yoo in Tough as Iron (2013) Movie Image

Tough as Iron (2013) Movie Review

“Tough as Iron” is that most Korean of genre favourites, a melodramatic gangster tragedy which packs in as many different...

The Weight (2012) Movie Image

The Weight (2012) Movie Review

“The Weight” is that rare thing, a truly unique and challenging piece of cinema that blurs the line between film...

Fukuyama Masaharu in Midsummer's Equation (2013) Movie Image

Midsummer’s Equation (2013) Movie Review

Japanese detective and logic loving scientist Dr. Yukawa returns in “Midsummer’s Equation”, following on from the highly successful “Galileo” television...

Joon Lee in Rough Play (2013) Movie Image

Rough Play (2013) Movie Review

As well as helming his own critically acclaimed and frequently controversial films, Korean auteur Kim Ki Duk also runs a...

Days of Wrath (2013) Movie Image

Days of Wrath (2013) Movie Review

Best known for his hit comedies “100 Days with Mr. Arrogant” and “Wedding Scandal”, Korean director Shin Dong Yeob tries...

Ryuhei Matsuda in The Great Passage (2013) Movie Image

The Great Passage (2013) Movie Review

Japanese director Ishii Yuya returns with “The Great Passage”, following up on his popular “Mitsuko Delivers” and “Sawako Decides” with...

Mi Yang in Tiny Times 1.0 (2013) Movie Image

Tiny Times 1.0 (2013) Movie Review

“Tiny Times” has been somewhat of a phenomenon over in China, originating as a trilogy of extremely popular novels from...

Atsuko Maeda in The Complex (2013) Movie Image

The Complex (2013) Movie Review

Nakata Hideo of “Ringu” fame returns again to the supernatural with “The Complex”, following up on “The Incite Mill” and...

Rina Takeda in Dead Sushi (2012) Movie Image

Dead Sushi (2012) Movie Review #2

Iguchi Noboru offers up another serving of wacky Japanese splatter with “Dead Sushi”, in which unfortunate diners at a rural...

Yu-mi Jeong in Our Sunhi (2013) Movie Image

Our Sunhi (2013) Movie Review

Acclaimed Korean auteur Hong Sang Soo returns with his 15th feature, “Our Sunhi”, which like his other 2013 outing “Nobody’s...