"Death Trance didn't perform very well internationally, possibly explaining why this is Shimomura's only film to date."
"Gemini could be considered a good entry-level Tsukamoto since his typical style isn't as demanding as in his other films."
"Hana and Alice is a film for fans of Japanese drama."
"Even though its appeal might be limited to a rather small group of film fans, I still feel 19 is undervalued (and incredibly underwatched)."
"It was more than 10 years since I first watched this film and so I wasn't quite sure if it would still hold up after all this time."
"It's a cute and interesting fantasy tale with a darker edge, never outstaying its welcome and leaving a fresh impression."
"Tokyo Fist is somewhat of a forgotten Tsukamoto film, which is weird considering its many qualities."
"Mandy is a visually overpowering, gritty and gory revenge slaughterfest, fronted by one of cinema's boldest mad man actors."
"I clearly prefer this film over Amélie, if only for the darker and freakier setting."
"For a 10-year old animation film The Place Promised in Our Early Days still looks and feels remarkably fresh."
"Together with the gore, there's enough freaky weirdness and downright perversion to keep most seasoned horror fans happy."
"A New Life is not a film that is fun to watch. But it is an impressive film that succeeds as no other in putting down a vile, bleak and uneasy atmosphere."
"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."
"I hope this isn't Refn's final experimental film as he shows true talent for this kind of thing."
"But most of all, Where The Wild Things Are is a magical, fantastical film presented in a pretty realistic and believable way."
"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."
"A small, delicate and subtle little film that feels fresher than its peers and excels in just about every way possible."
"First Time is a superb example of how to do romance right, without necessarily ending up in arthouse territory."
"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."
"The film looks good, sounds great, sports an incredible opening animation sequence and boasts a list of superb actors."