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

198
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

197
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

196
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

195
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

193
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

191
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

189
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"

H4Z4RD

188
H4Z4RD review

"Govaerts crafted a near-perfect piece of entertainment that gets progressively better as time passes, without ever losing sight of the cinematic craft and creativity that blesses the best of genre films."

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

186
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

185
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

"A unique film that is stylistically strong enough to impose a feeling on the viewer without much impulses from the story itself, a gritty and uncomfortable mood piece if I ever saw one."

The Forest of Love

183
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."

The Midnight Maiden War

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The Midnight Maiden War review

"The stylish cinematography and superb sound design create a unique and tangible atmosphere, the performances and strong characterization add extra flair to the whole."

Till We Meet Again

181
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

180
Party 7 review

"The film looks good, sounds great, sports an incredible opening animation sequence, and boasts a list of superb actors. What more could you wish for in a Japanese comedy?"

Takeshis'

179
Takeshis' review

"It's a feast of recognition, a wonderful comedy and a completely unique film that could've been made by only one man in this entire world. Takeshis' is Takeshi Kitano."

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."