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Asian Cinema and yours truly.

2,300 films

Just a list of Asian films I've watched so far. As complete as I can remember them/have them logged on…

  • Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog
  • The Makioka Sisters
  • Blind Massage
  • Kakera: A Piece of Our Life
  • Lover's Tear
  • Green Snake
  • Kamikaze Girls
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Center Stage
  • Castaway on the Moon

Rewatch - hidden gems and old favourites

60 films

A list that is now probably about two years old and I still haven't rewatched any of these "hidden gems…

  • White Deer Plain
  • The Hunt
  • The Unfair
  • Yoko the Cherry Blossom
  • Snowy Road

The gruelling wait for subtitles

31 films

The nemesis of every Asian cinema connoisseur..

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • World on a Wire
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun
  • Fox and His Friends
  • Metamorphosis
  • The Priests
  • The Divine Fury


3 films

The hip "new" horror action thriller hybrid from South Korea. Dubbed Priestcore because after all core is the subgenre to…

  • Nina Wu
  • Parasite
  • The Farewell
  • Extreme Job
  • The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale

2019 - Ranked

48 films

A decent year with some quite fantastic entries and a whole load of shite too. Just another year in the…

  • Youth
  • One Cut of the Dead
  • First Night Nerves
  • It Comes
  • Little Forest


75 films

Another solid year for film with some releases that will surely end up all time favourites down the line. Some…

  • Oldboy
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  • Welcome to Dongmakgol
  • Way Back Home
  • The Host

South Korean Cinema and Snow: Definitely a Love Story

12 films

I guess we all know and love that scene when snow starts falling and an often very violent, stomach-churning movie…

  • The Handmaiden
  • A Taxi Driver
  • The Running Actress
  • The Villainess
  • The Lies She Loved

My contributions to the database/tmdb

82 films

Mainly upcoming SK and HK films, or ones of recent years anyway, and old school Hong Kong films that hadn't…

  • The Handmaiden
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Dangal
  • The Mermaid
  • I Am a Hero
  • First Night Nerves
  • Farewell My Concubine
  • The Scoundrels
  • Killing
  • The Purity of Vengeance

BIFF 2018

9 films

First draft of the films my best mate and I are planning to see at Busan International Film Festival this…