"Death Trance didn't perform very well internationally, possibly explaining why this is Shimomura's only film to date."
"Doyle and Umebayashi do a great job, Leung and Cheung are stellar, but they cannot hide the fact that Kar Wai grew even more skilled after completing this film."
"[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."
"Still, the feeling remains that at times Rubber's Lover could've been just that little bit more insane."
"Even though the films Kitano made prior to Sonatine aren't bad at all, Sonatine is the first true testament to his genius."
"Sodium Babies feels like a film made by a duo who feared this was their single, one-time shot at becoming professional directors."
"Boyle's breakthrough film is pretty crude and edgy, but it's also a cinematic wonderland about a bunch of drug-craving friends, drenched in thick accents."
"Takahata is one of the absolute masters of animation."
"Garden of Words is everything you'd expect from a Shinkai film."
"If you're looking for an action-filled film leaving you behind in a victorious state of mind, The Warrior and The Wolf is probably not for you."
"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."
"3-Iron is a silent journey, following two characters who don't talk to each other directly, but understand each other's feelings all too well. To be a witness to that feels like something special."
"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."
"The found footage mould is perfect for a film like Cloverfield. It puts the audience right in the middle of the disaster with the same knowledge as its protagonists."
"While Kiriya does his best to make that happen, his approach simply isn't popular enough to turn Casshern into a universally revered film."
"Le Conseguenze dell'Amora is the perfect film for people who aren't really too taken by the classic mafia films and are yearning for a more modern version of the Italian underground antics."
"Glory to the Filmmaker is one big happy mess of filmmaking, referencing many other directors, resembling many more, but defying them all by making something totally unique and totally Kitano."
"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."
"Kotoko is another work of love."
"Compared to RRNNM just about everything is more polished. The visuals look tastier, the soundtrack is even more profoundly present and the acting is just about perfect."