"The first hour or so provides a solid setup, introducing all characters and factions related to the Yakuza gang, while the final 30 minutes are the icing on the cake."
"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."
"Monsters Club is my favorite Toyoda so far. The film is a beauty, the atmosphere is tangible and the imagery unique."
"Beast is a very worthy addition to the oeuvre of Boe."
"It's a cute and interesting fantasy tale with a darker edge, never outstaying its welcome and leaving a fresh impression."
"It's rare to find genre cinema this refined, this detailed. There is not a single element out of tune, the styling is lush and delicate, the action is spot on and every single scene is memorable."
"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."
"Bunny Drop is a lovely film with lots to smile about. Wonderfully acted, creatively visualized and aptly scored, you can't really go wrong with this one."
"If you're up for a good 90 minutes of alternative, arthouse-inspired genre cinema, this might be just the film for you"
"For a while Versus was one of my all-time favorite films, but the recent wave of Japanese splatter films changed things a little."
"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."
"Carruth is one of America's biggest talents. His involvement in his films goes deep and it shows."
"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."
"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."
"Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels remains my favorite Ritchie film."
"For a long time you may wonder what the fuss is all about, but when the end credits start to roll you suddenly realize how wonderful Ratanaruang's film really is."
"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."
"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."
"Tokyo Gore Police is gory, fun, funny, weird and insane, but at the same time the realm in which it exists start to grow on you."
"Tengan's Sekia is a little gem."
"Revolver may be Ritchie's lowest ranking film (let's just forget about Swept Away), but it's actually one of his best. It's slick, stylistically impressive and atmospherically cohesive."
"Still, the feeling remains that at times Rubber's Lover could've been just that little bit more insane."
"Arias' sense of humor is considerably different from Kitano's, but Heaven's Door could be mistaken for one made by a Kitano apprentice."
"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."
"Even though it was one of the first, Hero remains one of the best epic wire-fu films ever produced."