Formerly a DTP (desktop publishing) artist with a diploma in graphic design, Kuala Lumpur-based Casey Chong’s real passion lies in writing. Casey is a self-taught writer who honed his skills by writing movie reviews and listicles. He started his blog over 10 years ago under the name of Casey’s Movie Mania, where he initially published movie reviews as his main hobby. Over the years, he has gained more experience as a contributing freelance writer for Cinema Online and The Cinemaholic. He also has another blog called ScreenHK, which is dedicated mostly to Hong Kong movie reviews and feature articles. In 2020, he made his mark as a Tomatometer-approved critic for the film & TV review-aggregation website, Rotten Tomatoes. Casey enjoys Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, and Johnnie To’s films and loves exploring different action genres. This includes everything from gunfights to martial arts and car chases. He watched and studied genre classics like Bullitt, The French Connection, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, To Live and Die in L.A., Hard Boiled, Heat, Police Story, and recent ones such as Mission: Impossible – Fallout, John Wick and The Raid duology, just to name a few.