onderhond Top 900
"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."
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
"That is, if you appreciate the vulgarities. Even though the film itself is quite refined, its character are everything but."
I Stand Alone
"So yeah, Noé could've opted to make a more pensive, explanatory version of the story, but that's not really his style."
"It's best to leave all hope of a decent storyline behind when you want to watch this film. Gerry is all about the experience, ignoring the rest and foregoing all compromises."
The Great Yokai War
"The Great Yokai War was Miike's first venture into big budget cinema aimed at a younger audience."
The Wayward Cloud
"The acting is top-notch, the camera work is spot on and Tsai's sense of humor is both unique and funny. Add to that one of the most stupefying and epic endings and you get my favorite Tsai."
Until the Lights Come Back
"Somehow Until the Lights Come Back never found its way into the mainstream, even though it's a pretty accessible film. It's sweet, upbeat, feel good, a tad long maybe but never slow or boring."
"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."
"Think Amélie but with a darker, more adventurous and boyish edge. It's a good 100 minutes of fun in a recognizable but still outlandish version of Paris, hosted by a gang of endearing weirdos."
"Together with the gore, there's enough freaky weirdness and downright perversion to keep most seasoned horror fans happy."
Glory to the Filmmaker
"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."
Breathe In, Breathe Out
"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."
"Brother is not an American Kitano film, it's a Kitano film set in America. If you liked Sonatine, Hana-bi and 3-4x Jugatsu then you really can't go wrong with this one."
"Ritchie perfected his signature style in this film. Lots of visual trickery, a solid soundtrack, spiffy dialogues, a convoluted plot and a big cast full of colorful characters."
"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."
"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."
"Cold Fish is a film that will sit well with those who appreciate awkward, cruel and excessive Japanese cinema."
"Compared to RRNNM just about everything is more polished. The visuals look tastier, the soundtrack is even more profoundly present and the acting is just about perfect."
"My only problem with Mullholland Dr. is that it just isn't as special anymore as it used to be."
My Blueberry Nights
"This film is 200% Kar Wai and comes unmistakably from his hands, annoying actors were turned into lovable characters and his film proved once again that movies are an audiovisual experience"
"Carruth is one of America's biggest talents. His involvement in his films goes deep and it shows."
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
"For a 10-year old animation film The Place Promised in Our Early Days still looks and feels remarkably fresh."
"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)."
The Most Beautiful Night in the World
"Tengan's Sekia is a little gem."