Genius Party

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Genius Party review

"The best thing about this anthology is that you really can't do justice to the visual beauty with simple screen caps."

Nowhere Girl

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Nowhere Girl review

"The audiovisual qualities are nothing less than impressive, the structure is meticulously executed, and the finale is one of the most memorable ever."

Citizen Dog

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Citizen Dog review

" It's a lovely little comedy with a lot of heart, a lot of warmth and plenty of interesting and original ideas."

Mr. Nobody

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Mr. Nobody review

"There is plenty to love here. The film knows no weak points, has a strong heart and makes the 160 minutes seem like a short introduction to the main story."

Design of Death

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Design of Death review

"The actors carry a disarming charm, the humor is actually funny and the film as a whole is a worthwhile audiovisual experience."

Kamikaze Girls

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Kamikaze Girls review

"Above all though, Kamikaze Girls is a lot of fun. It's a crazy, creative, vibrant film that keeps a pretty strict pace and only slows down a little towards the end of the film."

Alleluia

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Alleluia review

"Alléluia is definitely a film that grew on me. The crescendo is skilfully executed and even continued after the film had finished."

Three Times

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Three Times review

"Three Times is a slow burner. Even though the film is split in three different parts, there isn't much in the way of storyline or dramatic events."

Trava: Fist Planet

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Trava: Fist Planet review

"I used to compare Trava: Fist Planet to Dead Leaves, nowadays I'm not sure if that's a fair comparison."

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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The Grand Budapest Hotel review

"There are many priceless moments, many memorable scenes and plenty of amazing details that make the film that much better. The Grand Budapest Hotel is Anderson at his very best."

Why Don't You Play in Hell?

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Why Don't You Play in Hell? review

"Watching Why Don't You Play In Hell? will tell you a few things about Sono's dreams and aspirations as a young director."

The Mole Song

189
The Mole Song review

"There's enough madness here to fill 3 or 4 separate films."

After Life

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After Life review

"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."

It's Only Talk

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It's Only Talk review

"Hiroki delivers one of the most natural, confident and empathic dramas I've ever laid eyes on. On the outside it appears to be a simple film, but underneath lies a wealth of emotions"

Versus

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Versus review

"For a while Versus was one of my all-time favorite films, but the recent wave of Japanese splatter films changed things a little."

Valhalla Rising

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Valhalla Rising review

"I hope this isn't Refn's final experimental film as he shows true talent for this kind of thing."

Sky Crawlers

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Sky Crawlers review

"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."

Small Gods

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Small Gods review

"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."

The Forest of Love

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The Forest of Love review

"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."

Till We Meet Again

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Till We Meet Again review

"Giddens Ko finally banks on his talent and serves a wildly creative and unique film, with the necessary visual flair, a notable soundtrack and strong performances to back it up."

Party 7

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Party 7 review

"The film looks good, sounds great, sports an incredible opening animation sequence and boasts a list of superb actors."

Takeshis'

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Takeshis' review

"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."

The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters

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The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters review

"The film is smart, quirky, looks and sounds great and is filled to the brim with bristling creativity. It is hilarious, even if you can't catch all the details on the first viewing."

Ambiguous Places

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Ambiguous Places review

"Ambiguous Places is the purest form of comedy. A film that sets out to bewilder and amuse its audience in the most deadpan way possible, taking no shortcuts or concessions whatsoever."

Hellevator: The Bottled Fools

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Hellevator: The Bottled Fools review

"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."