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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Nightfall (2012) Movie Review

Fans of last year’s good/bad/insane Aaron Kwok starring psycho mystery “Murderer” can rejoice, as director Roy Chow and writer Christine...

Intira Jaroenpura in The House (2007) Movie Image

The House (2007) Movie Review

“The House” is a Thai horror directed by Monthon Arayangkoon, who also helmed supernatural thriller “The Victim” and the giant...

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Meishi Street (2006) Movie Review

Screening at the 2012 Chinese Visual Festival. The 2006 documentary “Meishi Street”, directed by famed Chinese visual artist Ou Ning,...

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Love on Credit (2011) Movie Review

“Love on Credit” is a Mainland Chinese romantic comedy with a financial theme, directed by Taiwanese helmer Leste Chen, previously...

Meg Kelley, Ara Goh, Yong-woo Park, Peyton Townsend and Parker Townsend in Papa (2012) Movie Image

Papa (2012) Movie Review

“Papa” is a Korean film with a musical flavour, following popular actor Park Yong Woo (“Handphone”) as a rogue who...

Yoo Ah In in Punch (2011) Movie Image

Punch (2011) Movie Review

“Punch” is the latest outing from Korean director Lee Han, mostly known for romantic comedies and dramas such as “Lover’s...

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Zombie 108 (2012) Movie Review

Originally screened at the 2012 Terracotta Far East Film Festival. Updated with UK Region 2 DVD release info. Taiwanese cinema...

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Airborne (2012) Movie Review

“Airborne” is a Brit horror directed by Dominic Burns (“Cut”), whose main draw is probably the presence of “Star Wars”...

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Vegetarian (2009) Movie Review

“Vegetarian”, originally released in 2009, marked the debut of Korean art house director Lim Woo Seong, and like his recent...

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Using (2007) Movie Review

Screening at the 2012 Chinese Visual Festival. “Using” was Chinese documentary director Zhou Hao’s follow up to his much loved...

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Bachelor Mountain (2011) Movie Review

Screening at the 2012 Chinese Visual Festival. Director Yu Guangyi completes his ‘Hometown Trilogy’ with “Bachelor Mountain”, following up on...

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Senior Year (2005) Movie Review

Screening at the 2012 Chinese Visual Festival. Although high school students in the West may think they have it tough,...

Jang Dong-Gun and Joe Odagiri in My Way (2011) Movie Image

My Way (2011) Movie Review

“My Way” has been one of the most eagerly anticipated Korean blockbusters for some time, marking the return of writer...

Jeong-hwa Eom in Dancing Queen (2012) Movie Image

Dancing Queen (2012) Movie Review

Korean comedy “Dancing Queen” has already emerged as one of the year’s biggest hits, following popular film and television actress...

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Shanghai Quest (2007) Movie Review

Screening at the 2012 Chinese Visual Festival. Kim Taylor’s documentary “Shanghai Quest” has an immediately intriguing premise, following the ups...

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Dragon Boat (2010) Movie Review

Screening at the 2012 Chinese Visual Festival. “Dragon Boat” is the latest film from acclaimed Chinese director and artist Cao...

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Prometheus (2012) Movie Review

After what feels like a decade of remake/sequel/prequel/reboot confusion and mutterings about ‘sharing the same DNA’, Ridley Scott’s return to...

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The Spin Kid (2011) Movie Review

Screened at Taiwan Cinefest 2012. Popular Taiwanese star Blue Lan follows up domestic box office smash “Night Market Hero” with...