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A regular magazine programme about East Asian film, with the latest news, reviews and interviews

Episode 16: A pop-up chat about Asian Pop-up Cinema!

September 7th, 2020

We talk to Sophia's Choice founder Sophia Wong Boccio about Chicago-based Asian Pop-up Cinema and the changing shape of film festivals in the Covid-19 era. We also look back on the career of the late and much-loved Hong Kong action director Benny Chan, as well hear from another of our Udine Far East Film Festival Campus correspondents.


This episode's timecodes

00:31 - Episode introduction
01:26 - A chat with Sophia Wong Boccio: Asian Pop-up Cinema
42:51 - A look back at Benny Chan's career
55:58 - Udine FEFF correspondent: Diego Aparicio
59:56 - Outro

Episode 11: Spotlight on… Wu Xia (Dragon)

July 3rd, 2020

In another special edition, we put the spotlight on classic martial arts film Wu Xia (aka Dragon), starring Donnie Yen, with an exclusive interview with the film's director Peter Chan. We also look at new release Enter The Fat Dragon and some discoveries on Prime Video.  

This episode's timecodes

00:00:32 - Episode introduction
00:01:29 - Wu Xia introduction
00:10:25 - Peter Chan on how the film came about
00:25:33 - Peter Chan discusses getting the best out of action stars
00:33:43 - Peter Chan on casting Jimmy Wang Yu
00:41:25 - Peter Chan on Jake Pollack's cinematography
00:48:25 - Wu Xia vs Dragon: the international cut
00:56:50 - easternKicks Picks: Enter The Fat Dragon (On digital and Blu-ray from Well Go USA)
01:04:59 - easternKicks Picks: PreyThe Spy Gone North and Savage (On Prime Video)  

Episode 7: Double Happy, part 2!

April 29th, 2020

We continue with the second of our two-part celebration of Hong Kong comedy, as Andrew, James and Stephen bring the chat right up to date. Maja picks her favourite as well, while Podcast On Fire's Kenneth Brorsson tells us How he got into easternFlicks!

This episode's timecodes

00:32 - Introduction
01:00 - Her Fatal Ways
09:15 - Maja Korbecka's favourite HK comedy
13:26 - The Ghost Snatchers and Mr Vampire
22:23 - Gallants
29:44 - Vulgaria
40:59 - Men On The Dragon
43.37 - Kenneth Brorsson: How I got into easternFlicks

Episode 6: Double Happy!

April 24th, 2020

We thought we could all do with a laugh right now, so in a two-part special we celebrate Hong Kong comedy! Stephen joins James and Andrew once again to pick out some of our favourites over the years, from Stephen Chow's mo lei tau, to the spooky and martial art comedies. Podcast On Fire's Kenneth Brorsson picks out one of his favourite scenes, while our own Lu Yin tells us How she got into easternFlicks!

This episode's timecodes

00:32 - Introduction
03:07 - The House of 72 Tenants
10:04 - The Private Eyes
16:48 - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
23.55 - Tricky Brains (and Stephen Chow)
31.00 - Kenneth Brorsson's favourite HK comedy
44.50 - Wai Lu Yin: How I got into easternFlicks

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