"Small Gods is a unique film that is stylistically strong enough to impose a feeling on the viewer without much impulses from the story itself."
"It's this exact balance that makes Funuke a truly special experience."
"Sono's latest is another wild experience, full of energetic performances, manic camera work and excessive events. A fever trip that holds you prisoner and dazzles all the way through."
"I clearly prefer this film over Amélie, if only for the darker and freakier setting."
"Cannibal is definitely my kind of film. Incredibly atmospheric, uncompromising and unique."
"See You Tomorrow is a pleasure to behold. It works both as a super stylish genre flick and as more accessible entertainment. There's plenty of talent involved and nobody disappoints."
"The film looks good, sounds great, sports an incredible opening animation sequence and boasts a list of superb actors."
"Ponyo is a feast for all fans that were wishing Miyazaki would return to his pre-Mononoke era, and for those people it might even reach the same heights as Totoro did."
"There's enough madness here to fill 3 or 4 separate films."
"The film is visually impressive, boasts a distinctive and attractive soundtrack, features an interesting and cool story and is supported by a cast of strong actors."
"Sunao Katabuchi crafted a gentle, warm and endearing film, but not without its share of sharp critique and gut-wrenching drama."
"Man Bites Dog is a landmark film for Belgian cinema. It's one of the first (if not the first) Belgian genre film that went on to become a critical international success."
"Neo-Tokyo (together with Robot Carnival, another 1987 anthology sporting promising names) helped to pave the way for a respectable stream of animated anthology films coming out of Japan."
"The good thing is that it's not all just an ode to himself, Kitano doesn't mind making some fun of himself or the people around him."
"It's rare to find genre cinema this refined, this detailed. There is not a single element out of tune, the styling is lush and delicate, the action is spot on and every single scene is memorable."
" It's a lovely little comedy with a lot of heart, a lot of warmth and plenty of interesting and original ideas."
"After Life is about enjoying and appreciating the good things you have. Warmly recommended for everyone who doesn't mind the modest pacing and styling."
"Even though the films Kitano made prior to Sonatine aren't bad at all, Sonatine is the first true testament to his genius."
"That said, I loved every minute of High & Low: The Movie. The action superb, the styling is just insane and the pacing is pleasantly fast."
"Basset shows tremendous potential and doesn't waste any time cashing in on it. Horsehead is an audiovisual marvel, featuring an amazing soundtrack and stellar cinematography."
"What Yamaguchi lacks in budget he makes up in inventiveness and creativity. The result is a highly entertaining film that contains plenty of treats to keep you interested throughout."
"The Wind Rises is more than worthy closing act. It's one of Miyazaki's best films, a stunning ode to passion and perseverance in the face of a looming war."
"I used to compare Trava: Fist Planet to Dead Leaves, nowadays I'm not sure if that's a fair comparison."
"I stopped caring about Jackson's films years ago, but even his faltering oeuvre can't take away from the joy that is Braindead."
"There are moments of blissful comedy, moments of utter relaxation and moments of simple wonder."