"Strange Circus is a stellar film that still counts as one of Sono's absolute best efforts to date. The subject matter is rather risqué though and Sono's approach is far from subtle."
"Kotoko is another work of love."
"In between the shorts are some nicely animated intermissions, properly introducing each film."
"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."
"For a 10-year old animation film The Place Promised in Our Early Days still looks and feels remarkably fresh."
"Strings is a film that would probably appeal best to fans of animation, though I'd recommend it to everyone who likes to watch something outside the norm."
"It's a cute and interesting fantasy tale with a darker edge, never outstaying its welcome and leaving a fresh impression."
"But most of all, Where The Wild Things Are is a magical, fantastical film presented in a pretty realistic and believable way."
"Carruth is one of America's biggest talents. His involvement in his films goes deep and it shows."
"Antichrist is atmospheric, moody, technically impressive and pretty mysterious."
"Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels remains my favorite Ritchie film."
"First Time is a superb example of how to do romance right, without necessarily ending up in arthouse territory."
"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."
"Don't expect a typical horror film going into Dead Daughters. But expect to be impressed by the atmospheric skills of Ruminov. It's nice to see films like these coming out of Russia."
"The real-world setting mixed with slight fantasy elements makes the film a bit more accessible compared to Shinkai's earlier films."
"Still, the feeling remains that at times Rubber's Lover could've been just that little bit more insane."
"Punch-Drunk Love is a harmless romantic comedy and can definitely be enjoyed as such. But it's also offers a unique audiovisual experience."
"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."
"Pistol Opera is not the easiest of films. You have to accept that the story is a mere hook for some cinematic fun while Suzuki takes a little run with his audience."
"Sodium Babies feels like a film made by a duo who feared this was their single, one-time shot at becoming professional directors."
"Death Trance didn't perform very well internationally, possibly explaining why this is Shimomura's only film to date."
"Hiroki delivers one of the most natural, confident and empathic dramas I've ever laid eyes on. On the outside it appears to be a simple film, but underneath lies a wealth of emotions"
"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."
"[Rec] is a lovely thrill that smartly uses modern techniques to its best advantage, creating a truly creepy and tense atmosphere where so many films have failed before."