I Stand Alone

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I Stand Alone review

"So yeah, Noé could've opted to make a more pensive, explanatory version of the story, but that's not really his style."

Himizu

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Himizu review

"The first fifteen minutes where a little though, but once Sumida starts his descent into madness the film never back down."

Metropia

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Metropia review

"Metropia is a film that will appeal to people who like a dystopian future coupled with a craving for unique animation."

The Chinese Botanist's Daughters

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The Chinese Botanist's Daughters review

"Sijie Dai made an impressive film."

Pieta

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Pieta review

"Pieta is a pretty complete package. The film looks great, has a superb soundtrack, two extremely impressive leads and a boatload of symbolism for those who enjoy that kind of thing."

About Love

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About Love review

"If romance isn't your thing this anthology probably isn't going to persuade you, but within the genre this is definitely one of the better offerings out there."

Magnolia

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Magnolia review

"From a professional and critical point of view, Magnolia is probably PTA's most accomplished film. It's a three hour long ensemble film that feels playful, energetic and upbeat."

The Professional

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The Professional review

"The film has aged surprisingly well. The action scenes are still amazing, Reno and Portman continue to impress and there's an edgy playfulness that keeps the film from becoming overly serious."

Goth

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Goth review

"Goth is a strong film, elegantly transporting its audience to the universe of two unique individuals finding each other in a world that isn't really their own."

Postmen in the Mountains

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Postmen in the Mountains review

"Postmen in the Mountains is one of China's hidden gems, made by a director who sprinkles his films with soul and warmth. It's an easy recommend, if you can stand the slow pacing that is."

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer review

"Perfume still feels quite modern and contemporary because none of its audiovisual trickery was used gratuitously."

Springtime in a Small Town

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Springtime in a Small Town review

"Springtime in a Small Town is a stunning, subtle and elegant experience that serves as a perfect introduction to Tian's body of work."

Eraserhead

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Eraserhead review

"It's hard to ignore the toll that time has taken on this film."

964 Pinocchio

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964 Pinocchio review

"It's one of the few films that manages to have a physical effect on its audiences, something I can truly appreciate. To endure is to overcome, and once the film is finished you do feel somehow reborn."

Achilles and the Tortoise

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Achilles and the Tortoise review

"A must for Kitano fans and probably art fans alike (as all paintings were made by Kitano himself and are apparently based on existing paintings)."

The Go Master

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The Go Master review

"When it comes to capturing a person as a whole he did a splendid job. The Go Master is a rather slow and moody film, but there's beauty pouring from its seams."

Meat Grinder

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Meat Grinder review

"Meat Grinder's strength lies with the excellent mix of ingredients put into the film."

Minuscule

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Minuscule review

"It's cute, charming, funny and perfect for a warm summer evening. Don't expect anything deep or challenging, just let the film's charm sweep you away."

Fearless

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Fearless review

"If you're looking for a stellar martial arts flick though, Fearless is a safe bet."

Fires on the Plain

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Fires on the Plain review

"This is not a very happy film, nor is it very subtle."

Dream

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Dream review

"Since Bin-Jip, only Shi Gan was a small disappointment. Apart from that one, Ki-duk seems to be on a roll with a string of near-masterpieces almost uncontested by any other director."

Until the Lights Come Back

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Until the Lights Come Back review

"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."

Natural Born Killers

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Natural Born Killers review

"It's a pretty crazy ride that revels in the violence on display, while at the same time lashing out at the media's sensationalism and the audience's lack of critical standards."

Cloverfield

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Cloverfield review

"The found footage mould is perfect for a film like Cloverfield. It puts the audience right in the middle of the disaster with the same knowledge as its protagonists."

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."