A New Life

0301
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."

Snatch.

0302
Snatch. review

"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."

Gerry

0303
Gerry review

"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."

Eraserhead

0304
Eraserhead review

"It's a dark, brooding, and weird film that still manages to out-gross some modern horror flicks, even when it feels weird describing Eraserhead as a straight-up horror film."

The Chinese Botanist's Daughters

0305
The Chinese Botanist's Daughters review

"Sijie Dai made an impressive film."

Bangkok Dangerous

0306
Bangkok Dangerous review

"Bangkok Dangerous is a film that's surviving the test of time surprisingly well."

Container

0307
Container review

"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 Blair Witch Project

0308
The Blair Witch Project review

"The build-up is strong, the scares are effective and while It may not be as fancy or orchestrated as some of the newer offspring, it actually uses that defect to its advantage."

Pistol Opera

0309
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."

My Blueberry Nights

0310
My Blueberry Nights review

"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"

Strange Circus

0311
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."

Juliets

0312
Juliets review

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

The Wayward Cloud

0313
The Wayward Cloud review

"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."

Fearless

0314
Fearless review

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

The Great Yokai War

0315
The Great Yokai War review

"The Great Yokai War was Miike's first venture into big budget cinema aimed at a younger audience."

First Time

0316
First Time review

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

Garden of Words

0317
Garden of Words review

"Garden of Words is everything you'd expect from a Shinkai film."

Meat Grinder

0318
Meat Grinder review

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

Ninja Kids!!!

0319
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."

Postmen in the Mountains

0320
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."

Micmacs

0321
Micmacs review

"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."

Goth

0322
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."

This World of Ours

0323
This World of Ours review

"Nakajima's first film is not for everybody. It combines the rawness of films like Pornostar and even Irréversible with the poetry and drama of films like Tokyo.Sora."

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

0324
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer review

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

Himizu

0325
Himizu review

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