Freelance writer specialising in Japanese cinema. Avid watcher of J-horror, yakuza flicks, and anything from our lord and saviour Shinya Tsukamoto
Welcome to Bat Country – Terry Gilliam’s Decade in Hollywood
The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas reflect a memorable decade in the storied career of director Terry Gilliam.
Celluloid Metamorphosis – An Introduction to Japanese Cyberpunk
A brave neon world? How Japanese Cyberpunk and its punk origins created a pioneering yet abrasive vision of an urban future.
International Man of Action – The Many Faces of Sonny Chiba
Japanese martial arts legend Sonny Chiba became one of cinema's most charismatic leading men in a literally action-packed career.
Inside the 36th Chamber – Re-Visiting Shaw Brothers’ Timeless Trilogy
Part of our Shawscope Collection, we go into the history of Gordon Liu, Lau Kar-leung and the kung fu classic 36th Chamber Trilogy.
Not So, Macho Man – Toxic Masculinity in East Asian Cinema
Discussions on toxic masculinity have become more prevalent in recent years so we look at some examples in East Asian cinema and see how attitudes are changing.