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

Bingbing Fan in One Night Surprise (2013) Movie Image

One Night Surprise (2013) Movie Review

Romantic comedies continue to prove popular in mainstream Chinese cinemas, glossy tales of modern urban relationships consistently ranking amongst the...

Chinese Independent Film Festival 2013

James Mudge at the 10th China Independent Film Festival

10th China Independent Film Festival 第十届中国独立影像年度展 文:James Mudge (伦敦华语视像艺术节总监,英国非主流影片网站www.beyondhollywood.com及全球亚洲影片销售网Yes Asia首席影评撰稿人。) (Chinese Translation: Jingjing Xie 译:谢晶晶) The China Independent Film Festival...

Han Hyo-joo in Cold Eyes (2013) Movie Image

Cold Eyes (2013) Movie Review

It’s remake time again, as the 2007 Milkyway outing “Eye in the Sky” from director Yau Nai Hoi and producers...

Jiseul (2012) Movie Image

Jiseul (2012) Movie Review

Korean director O Muel tackles a dark period in his country’s history with “Jiseul”, which focuses on an incident during...

Platinum Data (2013) Movie Poster

Platinum Data (2013) Movie Review

DNA profiling changes the face of crime fighting in sci-fi tinged Japanese blockbuster “Platinum Data”, directed by “Rurouni Kenshin” helmer...

Tokyo Family (2013) Movie Image

Tokyo Family (2013) Movie Review

There are few films as revered and respected as Ozu Yasujiro’s 1953 “Tokyo Story”, regularly selected by critics the world...

Park Ji Soo in Mai Ratima (2012) Movie Image

Mai Ratima (2012) Movie Review

“Mai Ratima” marks the feature length debut directorial of acclaimed Korean actor Yoo Ji Tae, known for his turns in...

Jay Chou in The Rooftop (2013) Movie Image

The Rooftop (2013) Movie Review

Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou returns with “The Rooftop”, his second outing as director following his successful and surprisingly accomplished 2007...

Hide and Seek (2013) Movie Poster

Hide and Seek (2013) Movie Review

First time Korean writer-director Huh Jung gives audiences one less place to feel safe with “Hide and Seek”, a novel...

Hardcore Comedy (2013) Movie Image

Hardcore Comedy (2013) Movie Review

With the success of Pang Ho Cheung’s foul mouthed and hilarious “Vulgaria” having proved that rude and crude are still...

Outrage Beyond (2012) Movie Image

Outrage Beyond (2012) Movie Review

Japanese legend Kitano Takeshi returns to the Yakuza genre once again with “Outrage Beyond”, the follow up to his 2010...

Davika Hoorne in Pee Mak (2013) Movie Image

Pee Mak (2013) Movie Review

Thai horror films have never quite found the same kind of international audience as their creepy cousins from Korean or...

Shin Ha Kyun in Running Man (2013) Movie Image

Running Man (2013) Movie Review

Korean director Jo Dong Oh returns with “Running Man”, his first outing since his big budget 2006 fantasy “The Restless”,...

Suk-kyu Han in My Paparotti (2013) Movie Image

My Paparotti (2013) Movie Review

“My Paparotti”, its title a deliberate mispronunciation of famous tenor Pavarotti, is unsurprisingly a film about singing, the twist being...