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."

Kotoko

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Kotoko review

"Kotoko is another work of love."

Juliets

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Juliets review

"In between the shorts are some nicely animated intermissions, properly introducing each film."

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."

A New Life

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A New Life review

"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."

The Place Promised in Our Early Days

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The Place Promised in Our Early Days review

"For a 10-year old animation film The Place Promised in Our Early Days still looks and feels remarkably fresh."

Strings

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Strings review

"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."

Toy Reanimator

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Toy Reanimator review

"It's a cute and interesting fantasy tale with a darker edge, never outstaying its welcome and leaving a fresh impression."

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."

Upstream Color

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Upstream Color review

"Carruth is one of America's biggest talents. His involvement in his films goes deep and it shows."

Antichrist

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Antichrist review

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

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."

First Time

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First Time review

"First Time is a superb example of how to do romance right, without necessarily ending up in arthouse territory."

Labyrinth of Dreams

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Labyrinth of Dreams review

"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."

Dead Daughters

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Dead Daughters review

"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."

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."

Rubber's Lover

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Rubber's Lover review

"Still, the feeling remains that at times Rubber's Lover could've been just that little bit more insane."

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."

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."

Pistol Opera

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Pistol Opera review

"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

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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."

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."

It's Only Talk

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It's Only Talk review

"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"

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."

[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."