The Girl from the Other Side

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The Girl from the Other Side review

"Thanks to the wonderful art style, the atmospheric soundtrack and the proper amount of mystery and intrigue, this film is poised to become a future fantasy classic."

Neo-Tokyo

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Neo-Tokyo review

"Neo-Tokyo (together with Robot Carnival, another 1987 anthology sporting promising names) helped to pave the way for a respectable stream of animated anthology films coming out of Japan."

3-Iron

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3-Iron review

"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."

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels review

"Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels remains my favorite Ritchie film."

Killing

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Killing review

"Killing is very much in line with Tsukamoto's more recent work. A little more subdued and in control, slightly more accessible, but in its own way still very punk, very pure and completely unique."

The Consequences of Love

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The Consequences of Love review

"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."

In The Mood For Love

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In The Mood For Love review

"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."

Heaven's Door

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Heaven's Door review

"Arias' sense of humor is considerably different from Kitano's, but Heaven's Door could be mistaken for one made by a Kitano apprentice."

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."

Hollywood Hong Kong

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Hollywood Hong Kong review

"The film is visually impressive, boasts a distinctive and attractive soundtrack, features an interesting and cool story and is supported by a cast of strong actors."

Mad God

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Mad God review

"The hellish setting, Tippet's fantastical creations, the intricate and lush stop-motion animation and the inspired camera work add up to a trip that knows no equal."

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."

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."

Cannibal

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Cannibal review

"Cannibal is definitely my kind of film. Incredibly atmospheric, uncompromising and unique."

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"

Punch-Drunk Love

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Punch-Drunk Love review

"Punch-Drunk Love is a harmless romantic comedy and can definitely be enjoyed as such. But it's also offers a unique audiovisual experience."

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."

District 9

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District 9 review

"I liked District 9. A lot. It's a blockbuster, but as blockbusters should be. Near perfect use of CG, superb mech designs and great action scenes."

Late Bloomer

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Late Bloomer review

"It presents a whole new way of applying cyberpunk aesthetics to a film subject, mixing it with a documentary take on one of the most interesting characters I've ever seen in film."

Millennium Mambo

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Millennium Mambo review

"The result is a mesmerizing look into the life of a young girl looking for her true identity. Definitely one of the better Hou films out there."

Mad Detective

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Mad Detective review

"Together with Sparrow, To proves himself to be one of the most interesting directors in cinema today. His genre films are strong, original and seamlessly executed and seem to lack any weak points."

Trainspotting

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Trainspotting review

"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."

Haze

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Haze review

"Haze is a landmark in Tsukamoto's oeuvre. The possibilities of DV allowed him to go back to his roots."

Genius Party

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Genius Party review

"Some people fault anthology films for their inconsistency, but I love to praise them for their creativity, as there is more of that here than in 7 full-length features combined."

Nowhere Girl

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Nowhere Girl review

"The audiovisual qualities are nothing less than impressive, the structure is meticulously executed, and the finale is one of the most memorable ever."