"For a 10-year old animation film The Place Promised in Our Early Days still looks and feels remarkably fresh."
"The Great Yokai War was Miike's first venture into big budget cinema aimed at a younger audience."
"It's a cute and interesting fantasy tale with a darker edge, never outstaying its welcome and leaving a fresh impression."
"Elephant hasn't lost any of its impact over time."
"Cold Fish is a film that will sit well with those who appreciate awkward, cruel and excessive Japanese cinema."
"It's impossible to univocally recommend a film like this, but fans of experimental, dark and uncompromising cinema should really check this one out (if you haven't already)."
"Aronofsky struck gold with this one. Personally I still prefer Pi, but Requiem for a Dream is a much more accessible film while retaining Aronofsky's trademark style."
"Still, the feeling remains that at times Rubber's Lover could've been just that little bit more insane."
"Visually beautiful, strong use of sound and an unconventionally ruthless story. Cheang is a real talent and proves himself again after fabulous films like New Blood and Dog Bite Dog."
"The past 7 to 8 years the horror scene has been swamped with found footage films."
"The first hour or so provides a solid setup, introducing all characters and factions related to the Yakuza gang, while the final 30 minutes are the icing on the cake."
"A true fantasy film that betrays I.G's struggle with full-CG animation, but makes up for that with excellent art direction and bucket loads of creativity."
"Kotoko is another work of love."
"Mandy is a visually overpowering, gritty and gory revenge slaughterfest, fronted by one of cinema's boldest mad man actors."
"If you think it all sounds rather dull than that's perfectly understandable. The thing is, it really isn't. Breathe In, Breathe Out is a beautiful, pure, subtle and heart-warming drama."
"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."
"It's a very sweet, very natural and naive little film that has charm aplenty and feels particularly short for a film that runs well past the 120-minute barrier."
"Gemini could be considered a good entry-level Tsukamoto since his typical style isn't as demanding as in his other films."
"Smuggler is an extremely entertaining slice of dark entertainment. Littered with weird and freaky characters, the four chapters play out well and make for an interesting finale."
"A small, delicate and subtle little film that feels fresher than its peers and excels in just about every way possible."
"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 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 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 is atmospheric, moody, technically impressive and pretty mysterious."
"Beast is a very worthy addition to the oeuvre of Boe."