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The Viral Factor
| Kozo | Kevin Ma |
| Calvin McMillin | LunaSea |
Kozo was born in 1973. He grew into a skinny,
short lad until he reached the age of 19, whereupon he was
no longer short. He is highly respected in a few inconsequential
social circles, though he is despised the world over. We believe
he's simply misunderstood.
Kozo has been watching HK Cinema
since 1993, when UFO was just starting out and John Woo had
already left to make that sublime masterpiece Hard Target.
Despite many years of bad movies, box office depression, and
paparazzi terrorism, Kozo has continued to watch Hong Kong
movies with an enthusiasm best reserved for rooting for the
Golden State Warriors, which anyone will tell you is a hopeless
Kozo can be reached here.
All reviews were written by Kozo
unless marked otherwise. When Kozo shares space with another
reviewer, the review is marked with this symbol: ¥
Kozo has written 1567 reviews.
Reviewer Kevin Ma published his last film review on LoveHKFilm.com in July 2013. He is now a film journalist working at Film Business Asia.
Kevin Ma was
born in the great city of Hong Kong in 1984. He moved to America
almost 9 years later, where he began to fall in love with
the art of cinema. No one understood why he would watch "My
Girl 2" more than once, but that's just how much he loved
Kevin recently completed his Bachelor
of Arts degrees in Communcation and Film Studies at the University
of California Davis. During his undergraduate academic career,
he managed to learn about the many great national cinematic
traditions such as New German Cinema and the world of silent
films, but his greatest achievement of all was studying in
Japan as an exchange student for a year. Unfortunately, he
has still yet to pick up any knowledge about anime.
His favorite filmmakers span all
over the world, including Wong Kar Wai, Alejandro Gonzalez
Inarritu, Bong Joon Ho, among many others. Currently he is
exploring postgraduate education opportunities, one of which
include studying film production in his hometown.
Kevin previously went by the internet handle "LMFDean9" on this website, but he's since come to his senses and takes credit for his work.
written by Kevin are indicated by this symbol: £
Kevin Ma has written 172 reviews.
Reviewer Lee Wong (a.k.a. LunaSea)
passed away in August of 2002. His contributions to this web
never be repaid. His reviews will remain on this site indefinitely.
The following is his original
Luna Sea is both a legendary J-rock
band, and reviewer Lee Wong's nickname.
Lee is a Chinese-Italian in his early
twenties. In his short existence, he's lived on two continents
and in four different countries. An accomplished linguist,
he is currently studying Mandarin, Japanese, Thai, and fine-tuning
his Korean. His favorite pastimes include reading wuxia novels
and manga, listening to Japanese and Korean music, watching
just about every Asian film he can get his hands on, and most
importantly stuffing himself to death with dim-sum and sashimi,
"watered" down by a good bottle of soju.
While a big fan of arthouse films,
LunaSea watches just about everything. His favorite genres
are road movies, gangster comedies and realistic romantic
dramas. His favorite actors include Choi Min-Shik, Jeon Do-Yeon,
Bae Doo-Na, Ahn Sung-Ki, Song Kang-Ho, Koji Yakusho, Tony
Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Shu Qi and Zhang Ziyi. His
favorite directors change every three days, and at the moment
they are Hong Sang-Soo, Wong Kar-Wai, Hayao Miyazaki, Edward
Yang and Hou Hsiao-Gsien.
LunaSea's reviews will mostly
focus on Korean, Chinese (Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong)
and Japanese Cinema, but he is also a huge Bollywood fan,
loves anime and is increasingly interested in Thai Cinema.
Reviews written by LunaSea are indicated
by this symbol: ±
LunaSea has written 43 reviews.
Reviewer Calvin McMillin (a.k.a. Sanjuro)
quit writing for LoveHKFilm.com in 2011.
Calvin McMillin graduated Summa Cum Laude
from Oklahoma State University.
Calvin's interest in Hong Kong
Cinema began with Once Upon
a Time in China 2. Since then, he has diligently devoured
the works of the Tsui Hark, John Woo, Jackie Chan and Jet Li.
Calvin is also a big fan of the Monkey
Reviews written by Calvin are indicated
by this symbol: §
Calvin McMillin has written 332 reviews.
has outside contributors to the review pages, though the current
roster is based more on potentially interested writers than
an actual army of self-proclaimed cinema journalists. At any
rate, the current line-up of people who have contributed
are listed here.
Reviews written by a Guest Reviewer
are indicated by this symbol:
Guest Reviewers have written
Danny Hoi-Wah Ho
JMaruyama (James Maruyama)
RainDog (Greg Maier)
Buddha's Grin (Lilia Lopez)