We start this week's show with a discussion about the furore surrounding Wong Jing's upcoming Chinese New … [Read More...]
In cross-cultural relationships, families and friends can let their own prejudices get in the way of romantic endeavours. Spanish Affair pits the Andalusians against the Basques when Rafa (Dani Rovira), a … [Read More...]
24 years after Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze took to the waves in Kathryn Bigelow’s adrenaline-fuelled action thriller, Ericson Core revisits the story of a young FBI agent working undercover in a gang … [Read More...]
Billed as the story that inspired Moby Dick, Ron Howard's adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's National Book Award winner is a shamelessly old-fashioned sea-faring yarn recounting the true story of the … [Read More...]
Tamil cinema gets a rare outing in Hong Kong with this life-affirming story of two Chennai slum kids and their efforts to taste the exotic and seemingly unattainable pizza sold at a flashy new eatery. … [Read More...]
While remaining committed to the horror genre, Nick Cheung's second outing as director is a huge improvement on 2013's Hungry Ghost Ritual. Again casting himself in the lead, Cheung this time leaves … [Read More...]
Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay awards at this year's Venice Film Festival, Christian Vincent's dryly comic courtroom drama was selected as the opening film for the 44th Hong Kong French … [Read More...]
Considered by many to be the architect of wuxia cinema, King Hu was to martial arts was John Ford was to the western. Beginning with his 1966 Shaw Brothers adventure Come Drink With Me, Hu took a pulp … [Read More...]
Visually rich and episodic in nature, Miss Hokusai is a mature and elegantly told tale of a young woman struggling for artistic recognition in 19th century Japan. You can read my full review here … [Read More...]
Finding your voice and staying true to yourself are the familiar adolescent adages given a visually rich, if emotionally clumsy, airing in this unabashedly good-natured animation from the team behind … [Read More...]
Hong Kong audiences will be forgiven for not remembering Contracted, Eric England’s nasty little body horror that came and went from local cinemas in the blink of a pus-filled eye last Christmas. A strong … [Read More...]
Originally from England, James has been based in Hong Kong since 2001. He is Asian Editor of TwitchFilm.com and film critic for RTHK Radio 3, South China Morning Post, Screen International and Vérité Film Magazine. James is also an Acquisitions Executive for XYZ Films, a programmer for Fantastic Fest and a member of the Online Film Critics Society. You can follow James on Twitter via @marshy00.
Originally from Chile, Fernando has lived in Australia, Britain, India, Hong Kong and Singapore, before moving to Tokyo in 2013. He is the author of No Missing Tools, a book on the creative process, is a respected photographer and founder of music production company SoundWallah. Drawing on his background in Philosophy and Hermeneutics, Fernando has written extensively on depictions of religion and culture in cinema. You can follow Fernando on Twitter via @fernandogros.