Guide to film

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    It’s tough being a Hungry Ghost on Halloween in Lockdown

    Overlooked Asian ghost films from the early 2000s post-Ringu boom…

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    Too Bizarre to be True, too Terrifying to be Anything other than...

    An exploration of the Hong Kong Supernatural Reality Documentary genre…

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    “Bloody” Billy Tang: a tribute

    A look back at the career and the notorious Category III films of Billy Tang Hin-Sing…

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    The Socially Conscious Horrors of Whispering Corridors

    A look back at one of Korea’s most influential, though less well-known horror franchises…

    4 stars
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    The Immortal Leslie Cheung

    On the 17th anniversary of his death, we remember the life and career of the beloved Hong Kong star…

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    13 ghoulish gems from Asian cinema

    Lost for what to watch this Halloween? Here are some recommendations…

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    12 Japanese horror films you must-see

    As Ring returns to cinemas from today in a 20th-anniversary restoration, we count off the films you need to see…

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    6 Fantastic Tony Ching Siu-tung Action Scenes!

    The team at easternKicks select some of their favourite scenes from the great Hong Kong action director…

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    Big Fish & Small Gods

    With the release of Big Fish & Begonia, Xueting Christine Ni looks at China’s diverse pantheon that influenced the animation…

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    Wu Jing and the phenomenal success of Wolf Warrior 2

    Will Wolf Warrior 3 continue the franchises run?…

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    Brigitte Lin: stardom, queering gender and iconicity

    Colette Balmain discusses one of Hong Kong’s most enduring icons through her most famousnon-conforming gender roles…

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    New Battles Without Honor And Humanity film series

    Ear plugs at the ready for three more, all new, deafening instalments of the loudest yakuza franchise ever!…

    4 stars
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    The Baahubali Phenomenon

    Ash looks at the sensation that took Indian cinema by storm…

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    Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: A First Impression

    Dakkar tries out the infamous Power Rangers for the first time, and quickly finds he is “too old for this sh*t!”…

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    easternKicks Reacts! Ghost in the Shell

    With the live-action version in cinemas, the team revisits the original and ask, does it deserve its revered place in anime…?

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    6 Western Remakes of Asian Films That ARE Worth Your Time

    With the upcoming release of Ghost in the Shell, we look at 6 remakes worth checking out…

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    easternKicks Reacts! House/Hausu

    We look back on Nobuhiko Obayashi’s batty classic horror…