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 Kick (2011) Movie Review

Thai director Prachya Pinkaew and choreographer Panna Rittikrai return with more martial arts action in “The Kick”, which sees a...

Mark Chao and Angelababy in First Time (2012) Movie Image

First Time (2012) Movie Review

“First Time” is a Chinese youth romance offering and a remake of the 2003 Korean film “…ing”, helmed by Han...

Guns and Roses (2012) Movie Image

Guns and Roses (2012) Movie Review

“Crazy Stone” and “Crazy Racer” director Ning Hao returns with “Guns and Roses”, his biggest-budgeted and most ambitious film to...

Chrissie Chau in Any Other Side (2012) Movie Image

Any Other Side (2012) Movie Review

Also known by the decidedly more fitting name “Nightclub Suspense Tale”, “Any Other Side” is another Chinese omnibus of ghostly...

Kenny Doughty in I Against I (2012) Movie Image

I Against I (2012) Movie Review

The awkwardly titled “I Against I” is a new British thriller from writer director James Marquand, son of Richard Marquand,...

Cyclops in Monster Brawl (2011) Movie Image

Monster Brawl (2011) Movie Review

Arriving soon on region 2 DVD through Momentum is “Monster Brawl”, a film revolving around the wacky, though oddly logical...

Lisa Vidal in Dark Mirror (2007) Movie Image

Dark Mirror (2007) Movie Review

Originally unleashed back in 2007, “Dark Mirror” is a low key psychodrama horror, which now makes a belated arrival on...

Fumi Nikaidô and Shôta Sometani in Himizu (2011) Movie Image

Himizu (2011) Movie Review

Japanese auteur, poet and cult favourite director Sono Sion (“Love Exposure”) returns with “Himizu” (which translates as ‘mole’), another tale...

Jung-woo Ha and Hyo-jin Kong in Love Fiction (2012) Movie Image

Love Fiction (2012) Movie Review

Although the idea of yet another Korean romantic comedy might not exactly set the pulse racing, “Love Fiction” does have...

Won-sang Park in Unbowed (2011) Movie Image

Unbowed (2011) Movie Review

Korean films rarely seem to portray the country’s justice system in a particularly positive light, and that’s certainly the case...

Kim Min Hee in Helpess (2012) Movie Image

Helpless (2012) Movie Review

“Helpless” is a Korean suspense thriller from female Korean director Byun Young Joo (“Flying Boys”), based on the best-selling Japanese...

Bel Delia in The Tunnel (2011) Movie Image

The Tunnel (2011) Movie Review

“The Tunnel”, out shortly on region 2 UK DVD via Arrow Films, is an Australian horror of the found footage...