"While the ending of Patlabor 2 reaches back to its origins a little too abruptly, the rest of the film is A-grade Oshii material that should please fans of the man's work."
"Look beyond Irréversible's most infamous scenes and you'll find a conceptually perfect film, an audiovisual tour de force that leaves a strong emotional fingerprint on all those watching it."
"Ritual is rather long, running a little over two hours, especially when you consider the fact that the characters you'll be spending your time with aren't all that charming or lovable."
"A perfect score and absolutely stunning visuals transport you to a different world, only to let go of you 60 minutes later, comforted and touched by the film's protagonist's struggle."
"In 1985 there was no animated film that even remotely resembled the likes of Angel's Egg."
"The presentation is gobsmackingly beautiful, with soundtrack and cinematography constantly feeding off of each other. The acting is superb, the story intriguing and the pacing pretty damn perfect."
"Symbol is a rare film. Ultimately creative, laugh out loud funny and leaving you in a slightly bedazzled trance."
"Eden Log is genre film heaven, with superb audio and insanely pretty visuals and a good, mysterious outline to keep the tension going. Film making at its best."
"Apart from the somewhat disappointing opening short, Genius Party Beyond is worthy of its title."
"That said though, Helter Skelter is above all an audiovisual experience. The film looks feverishly beautiful and is madly detailed in every possible way."
"Reconstruction is a warm, fuzzy and romantic film, set in a world of bewilderment and intrigue."
"But no matter what you think after watching this film, Tetsuo is quite simply a must see for everyone with the least bit on interest in films that dare to be different."
"There is an unexpected purity in the way Dead Leaves presents its material, especially considering the way it renounces all that is considered good taste and proper cinema."
"There's nothing out there that matches the experience of 56 minutes of abstract ambient glitches tailored to morphing abstract visuals."
"Innocence is a cinematic celebration. It's an audiovisual delight, it's thematically sound and rich and it invites you to watch and enjoy it time and time again."
"As far as realistic drama goes, this is as close to perfection as I've seen. If you're into Japanese dramas and you haven't seen this yet, there is no better film I could recommend."
"Dolls isn't so much about the actual plot lines, it's about the tragedy that stems from them."
"And that is why this is a film by and for a new generation of people."
"For me, definitely the best film I've seen this year, a more immersive experience than IrrÃ©versible and already one of my favorite films ever."
"Avalon is a single series of impressive scenes."