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.

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The Chrysalis (2013) Movie Poster

The Chrysalis (2013) Movie Review

Though limited by notoriously tough censorship, the horror genre is slowly but surely finding its feet in Chinese cinema, with...

Bosco Wong and Stephy Tang in Love in Time (2012) Movie Image

Love in Time (2012) Movie Review

“Love in Time” is an old fashioned Hong Kong romantic comedy directed by Leefire, a multi-talented type also known as...

The Tower (2012) Movie Image

The Tower (2012) Movie Review

Like Hollywood, Korean cinema loves a good disaster movie, none more so than director Kim Ji Hoon, known for big...

The Facility (2012) Movie Image

The Facility (2012) Movie Review

Award winning short film writer director Ian Clark (“Jenny and the Worm”) makes his feature debut with the horror thriller...

Wolf Children (2012) Movie Image

Wolf Children (2012) Movie Review

Although Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli colleagues are still the most famous purveyors of Japanese animation, a number of...

The Last Supper (2012) Movie Image

The Last Supper (2012) Movie Review

With big budget Chinese historical dramas and epics still proving incredibly popular, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that two...

Barbie (2011) Movie Image

Barbie (2011) Movie Review

Writer director Lee Sang Woo, who caused quite a stir on the Korean indie scene with his hard hitting features...

Joong-ki Song and Bo-yeong Park in A Werewolf Boy (2012) Movie Image

A Werewolf Boy (2012) Movie Review

Romantic fantasy “A Werewolf Boy” emerged as of the biggest Korean hits of 2012, not to mention the country’s biggest...

Oblivion (2013) Movie Image

Oblivion (2013) Movie Review

Joseph Kosinski, who divided fans with his grandiose “Tron Legacy”, returns with more large-scale science fiction in “Oblivion”, based on...

Peter Ho in Cold Steel (2011) Movie Image

Cold Steel (2011) Movie Review

Noted editor and director David Wu blasted back into Chinese cinemas in 2011 with “Cold Steel”, a wartime sniper thriller...

Jackie Chan in Chinese Zodiac (2012) Movie Image

Chinese Zodiac (2012) Movie Review

Jackie Chan, perhaps best known these days for his outspoken Chinese nationalism rather the stunt-filled action films in which he...

Ryoo Seung-beom in Perfect Number (aka Suspect X, 2012) Movie Image

Perfect Number (2012) Movie Review

“Perfect Number” sees Korea turning to Japan for inspiration, an adaptation of the acclaimed Higashino Keigo novel “Yogisha X no...

The Spies (2012) Movie Image

The Spies (2012) Movie Review

The Korean divide rears its head again in “The Spies”, following a gang of agents from the North who find...

Almost Che (2012) Movie Image

Almost Che (2012) Movie Review

“Almost Che” is a Korean comedy that re-teams writer director Yook Sang Hyo and actor Kim In Kwon, who last...

Ji-Sub So in A Company Man (2012) Movie Image

A Company Man (2012) Movie Review

That ever popular darling of genre cinema, the strong, silent and stylishly dressed hitman returns in Korean thriller “A Company...

The Bay (2012) Movie Image

The Bay (2012) Movie Review #2

When thinking of the director most likely to be churning out a found footage style eco-horror about a particularly nasty...

Adrien Brody in Back to 1942 (2012) Movie Image

Back to 1942 (2012) Movie Review

Despite its name, “Back to 1942” isn’t in fact a time travel flick, but the latest blockbuster from top Chinese...

The Guillotines (2012) Movie Image

The Guillotines (2012) Movie Review

With Chinese period epics still continuing to fill cinemas, it’s no surprise that old school Shaw Brothers favourites are increasingly...

Dada Chan in Vulgaria (2012) Movie Image

Vulgaria (2012) Movie Review #2

Pang Ho Cheung, arguably the most talented writer and director working in Hong Kong today, swaps the gentle wit of...

Gianna Jun in The Thieves (2012) Movie Image

The Thieves (2012) Movie Review #2

Rarely do event films come as big or as eagerly anticipated as Korean blockbuster “The Thieves”, boasting an amazing ensemble...