"It's good to see this kind of fast-paced martial arts cinema being revived."
"The inability to communicate has always been one of my favored dramatic themes, one often found in Asian dramas."
"Hana and Alice is a film for fans of Japanese drama."
"Haze is a landmark in Tsukamoto's oeuvre. The possibilities of DV allowed him to go back to his roots."
"Even though it was one of the first, Hero remains one of the best epic wire-fu films ever produced."
"But most of all, Where The Wild Things Are is a magical, fantastical film presented in a pretty realistic and believable way."
"In between the shorts are some nicely animated intermissions, properly introducing each film."
"Those who really want to see the film will be required to be a little adventurous, but fans of Ishii and/or Asano would do good to go through the trouble."
"Carruth is one of America's biggest talents. His involvement in his films goes deep and it shows."
"For a while Versus was one of my all-time favorite films, but the recent wave of Japanese splatter films changed things a little."
"One thing is certain though. Cheng has style and he has a clear vision he wishes to share through his films. His addition to Taiwanese cinema (and cinema in general) is a very welcome one."
"Gemini could be considered a good entry-level Tsukamoto since his typical style isn't as demanding as in his other films."
"With Isabella Ho-Cheung Pang combines strong drama with a superb sense of aesthetics. It's easily his most accomplished film to date where everything feels just right."
"I clearly prefer this film over Amélie, if only for the darker and freakier setting."
"A must for Kitano fans and probably art fans alike (as all paintings were made by Kitano himself and are apparently based on existing paintings)."
"Tengan's Sekia is a little gem."
"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."
"Punch-Drunk Love is a harmless romantic comedy and can definitely be enjoyed as such. But it's also offers a unique audiovisual experience."
"First Time is a superb example of how to do romance right, without necessarily ending up in arthouse territory."
"Together with the gore, there's enough freaky weirdness and downright perversion to keep most seasoned horror fans happy."