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

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The Neighbors (2012) Movie Review

“The Neighbors” is another Korean serial killer drama in which a psycho snatches children and keeps them imprisoned in his...

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Cold War (2012) Movie Review

The biggest, most hyped and eagerly awaited Hong Kong thriller of the year arrives in the form of “Cold War”,...

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Triad (2012) Movie Review

There’s no denying that recent years have been lean times for fans of triad and Hong Kong gang action, though...

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Two Moons (2012) Movie Review

Pretty much every summer sees a clutch of horror films hitting Korean cinemas, and 2012 was no exception, one of...

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Crawl (2011) Movie Review

The Coen Brothers, in particular “Blood Simple” and “No Country for Old Men”, are evoked in “Crawl”, an Australian shot...

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Tai Chi Hero (2012) Movie Review

For anyone who hasn’t seen “Tai Chi 0”, there are spoilers in the following review. Stephen Fung’s steampunk-martial arts epic...

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The Assassins (2012) Movie Review

For viewers still smarting at Chow Yun Fat having dropped out of John Woo’s epic “Red Cliff” comes “The Assassins”,...

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Robo-G (2012) Movie Review

Although it may sound like a film following the exploits of a robotic gangster, “Robo-G” is in fact a Japanese...

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Ghost Sweepers (2012) Movie Review

Attempting to inject a little originality into the horror genre is a laudable endeavour indeed, and something which has characterised...

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The Concubine (2012) Movie Review

“The Concubine” sees actress Jo Yeo Jeong following her much praised performance in “The Servant” with another bodice-ripping costume drama...

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Pieta (2012) Movie Review

“Pieta” marks the 18th film from Korean auteur and agitator Kim Ki Duk, following up on his exceptionally personal and...

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Helter Skelter (2012) Movie Review

Quite possibly the best looking and most hysterical film of 2012, “Helter Skelter” marked the return of Japanese director and...

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Diva (2012) Movie Review

The Hong Kong music industry comes under the spotlight in “Diva” from hotly tipped director Heiward Mak, who received praise...

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Sadako (2012) Movie Review

Has it really been nigh on 15 years since the world of horror was changed by a small girl with...

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Smuggler (2011) Movie Review

Shohei Manabe’s manga “Smuggler” makes it to the big screen courtesy of director Katsuhito Ishii, previously known for varied and...

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V/H/S (2012) Move Review #2

“V/H/S” has been one of the more talked about horror films of late, and one which has been enjoying rare...

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Deranged (2012) Movie Review

Although early trailers seemed to suggest an Asian stab at the increasingly overpopulated zombie genre, “Deranged” thankfully turned out to...

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Don’t Click (2012) Movie Review

Some 14 years after Sadako crawled from the television set, the influence of Hideo Nakata’s classic “Ringu” is still very...