Bronson

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Bronson review

"Bronson's form is not your typical choice for a biopic, or for a film in general. This might put people off, especially when they're expecting a more serious version of his story."

The Warrior and the Wolf

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The Warrior and the Wolf review

"If you're up for a good 90 minutes of alternative, arthouse-inspired genre cinema, this might be just the film for you"

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."

The Most Beautiful Night in the World

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The Most Beautiful Night in the World review

"Tengan's Sekia is a little gem."

Hero

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Hero review

"Even though it was one of the first, Hero remains one of the best epic wire-fu films ever produced."

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."

The Girl on the Bridge

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The Girl on the Bridge review

"It's only a minor critique on a film that sizzles and sparkles from start to finish. Leconte's approach is fresh and adventurous."

Smuggler

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Smuggler review

"Smuggler is an extremely entertaining slice of dark entertainment. Littered with weird and freaky characters, the four chapters play out well and make for an interesting finale."

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."

A Snake of June

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A Snake of June review

"Tsukamoto went through his own transformation when the previous millennium ended, A Snake of June is one of the films that illustrates that pretty well."

Amelie

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Amelie review

"It's a very tiny quibble that never detracts while watching the film, but it's a feeling that keeps creeping up on me as time goes by."

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."

Suffering of Ninko

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Suffering of Ninko review

"Suffering of Ninko is the kind of film that made me fall in love with Japanese cinema all these years ago. It's different, fun, it looks great and its overall very creative."

Monsters Club

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Monsters Club review

"Monsters Club is my favorite Toyoda so far. The film is a beauty, the atmosphere is tangible and the imagery unique."

Isn't Anyone Alive?

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Isn't Anyone Alive? review

"Ishii truly reinvents himself here and comes with a film that's just as unique as his previous work, only very different in tone."

Isle of Dogs

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Isle of Dogs review

"If it's narritve and plot you're after Isle of Dogs may feel a little flimsy, but when you're longing for craft, wit and passion than Anderson's latest has you covered. "

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."

Oblivion Island

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Oblivion Island review

"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."

Mother!

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Mother! review

"A film like Mother! is impossible to recommend, but it's also a film that needs to be experienced regardless of appreciation."

Memories of Matsuko

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Memories of Matsuko review

"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."

Mutant Girls Squad

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Mutant Girls Squad review

"If you still haven't seen enough bodily mutations, strange nose guns or creative ways to slice people in half (or more parts), this is a film that cannot be missed."

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."

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."

The Book of Birdie

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The Book of Birdie review

"The confusing ambiguity, the constant mystery and the flawless presentation make The Book of Birdie into an intriguing film that stands well on its own."

The Case of Hana & Alice

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The Case of Hana & Alice review

"Iwai found the right balance between Japanese live action drama and the magic of animation. The film looks great, the story is moving, the characters quirky but lovable."