Death Trance

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Death Trance review

"Death Trance didn't perform very well internationally, possibly explaining why this is Shimomura's only film to date."

Postman Blues

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Postman Blues review

"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."

Suffering of Ninko

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Suffering of Ninko review

"Suffering of Ninko is the kind of film that made me fall in love with Japanese cinema all these years ago. It's different, fun, it looks great and its overall very creative."

The Case of Hana & Alice

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The Case of Hana & Alice review

"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."

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man

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Tetsuo: The Bullet Man review

"It bears the same charm and defects as the first Tetsuo and some very minor extra glitches, but the core is still there. An assault to the senses in pretty much every way possible."

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."