Taipei Exchanges

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Taipei Exchanges review

"A small, delicate and subtle little film that feels fresher than its peers and excels in just about every way possible."

Spring Subway

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Spring Subway review

"Zhang does a magnificent job at both romantic and dramatic angles and delivers a beautifully shot and scored film, revolving around a lovable couple."

Strange Circus

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Strange Circus review

"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."

Glory to the Filmmaker

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Glory to the Filmmaker review

"Glory to the Filmmaker is one big happy mess of filmmaking, referencing many other directors, resembling many more, but defying them all by making something totally unique and totally Kitano."

Antichrist

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Antichrist review

"Antichrist is atmospheric, moody, technically impressive and pretty mysterious."

Beast

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Beast review

"Beast is a very worthy addition to the oeuvre of Boe."

Last Life in the Universe

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Last Life in the Universe review

"For a long time you may wonder what the fuss is all about, but when the end credits start to roll you suddenly realize how wonderful Ratanaruang's film really is."

Isle of Dogs

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Isle of Dogs review

"If it's narritve and plot you're after Isle of Dogs may feel a little flimsy, but when you're longing for craft, wit and passion than Anderson's latest has you covered. "

Isabella

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Isabella review

"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."

Hakuchi: The Innocent

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Hakuchi: The Innocent review

"Quality film making, sporting a superb cast, a solid soundtrack and eye-popping cinematography. A slice of urban fantasy/retro sci-fi that mixes classic and contemporary cinema to great effect."

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are review

"But most of all, Where The Wild Things Are is a magical, fantastical film presented in a pretty realistic and believable way."

Sodium Babies

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Sodium Babies review

"Sodium Babies feels like a film made by a duo who feared this was their single, one-time shot at becoming professional directors."

The Most Beautiful Night in the World

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The Most Beautiful Night in the World review

"Tengan's Sekia is a little gem."

14 Blades

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14 Blades review

"It's good to see this kind of fast-paced martial arts cinema being revived."

Bunny Drop

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Bunny Drop review

"Bunny Drop is a lovely film with lots to smile about. Wonderfully acted, creatively visualized and aptly scored, you can't really go wrong with this one."

Funuke, Show Some Love You Losers

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Funuke, Show Some Love You Losers review

"It's this exact balance that makes Funuke a truly special experience."

Frontier(s)

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Frontier(s) review

"Together with the gore, there's enough freaky weirdness and downright perversion to keep most seasoned horror fans happy."

Do Over

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Do Over review

"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."

Paco and the Magical Picture Book

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Paco and the Magical Picture Book review

"My favorite Nakashima film so far. His next project looks more like a regular Japanese drama, but after such a sugar rush that doesn't really come as a surprise."

Tokyo Fist

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Tokyo Fist review

"Tokyo Fist is somewhat of a forgotten Tsukamoto film, which is weird considering its many qualities."

Your Name

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Your Name review

"The real-world setting mixed with slight fantasy elements makes the film a bit more accessible compared to Shinkai's earlier films."

Norwegian Wood

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Norwegian Wood review

"It's beautifully shot, wonderfully scored and aptly acted. It scores well in just about every department, showcasing the progress Tran has made as a director."

Ninja Kids!!!

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Ninja Kids!!! review

"Ninja Kids!!! is the perfect example of demented Japanese kids entertainment that's weird enough to appeal to adults, at least those with some memories of their lost childhood."

[Rec]

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[Rec] review

"[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."

Delicatessen

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Delicatessen review

"I clearly prefer this film over Amélie, if only for the darker and freakier setting."