"Hiroki delivers one of the most natural, confident and empathic dramas I've ever laid eyes on, helped by Terajima's stellar performance."
"The blend of an explicit and vibrant stylistic signature and upbeat musical numbers with a deeply tragic narrative is impossible to explain, it just has to be experienced first-hand."
"Ishii truly reinvents himself here and comes with a film that's just as unique as his previous work, only very different in tone."
"It's a technical marvel, an unearthly combination of pulp and arthouse and equally moving and entertaining without ever becoming cheap."
"There's enough madness here to fill 3 or 4 separate films."
"Bunny Drop is a lovely film with lots to smile about. Wonderfully acted, creatively visualized and aptly scored, you can't really go wrong with this one."
"A true fantasy film that betrays I.G's struggle with full-CG animation, but makes up for that with excellent art direction and bucket loads of creativity."
"Beautifully animated and scored, sporting a strong cast of characters, an intriguing plot and a fair selection of interesting themes, Sky Crawlers is Oshii's most complete film to date."
"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."
"Wings of Honneamise is a largely forgotten anime gem."
"One thing is certain though. Cheng has style and he has a clear vision he wishes to share through his films. His addition to Taiwanese cinema (and cinema in general) is a very welcome one."
"Aronofsky struck gold with this one. Personally I still prefer Pi, but Requiem for a Dream is a much more accessible film while retaining Aronofsky's trademark style."
"The result is a mesmerizing look into the life of a young girl looking for her true identity. Definitely one of the better Hou films out there."
"The Case of Hana & Alice was better than I expected."
"Even though the films Kitano made prior to Sonatine aren't bad at all, Sonatine is the first true testament to his genius."
"[Rec] is a lovely thrill that smartly uses modern techniques to its best advantage, creating a truly creepy and tense atmosphere where so many films have failed before."
"The past 7 to 8 years the horror scene has been swamped with found footage films."
"My favorite Nakashima film so far. His next project looks more like a regular Japanese drama, but after such a sugar rush that doesn't really come as a surprise."
"Seshita is quickly making a name for himself. Making an entrance like this into the Gojira franchise is pretty daring, but it's a bet that paid off."
"Getting Wild With Our Monkey is a seriously demented, yet absolutely fun trip. A film that needs to be experienced rather than understood."