No Man's Land

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No Man's Land review

"There's a whole lot of U Turn in here, a bit of Coens maybe, a dash of Western flavour and topped off with plenty of Chinese touches."

One Day

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One Day review

"One Day is above all a stylish romance, with some supernatural touches thrown in for good measure. It's a beautiful film, wonderfully executed and growing more engrossing with each passing minute."

A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

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A Bride for Rip Van Winkle review

"With this film he returns to his core style, picking things up right where he left off back in 2004. Strong acting, an intriguing plot and a warm, dreamy atmosphere make this an easy recommend."

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

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The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl review

"After Welcome to the Space Show, The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl is somewhat of a return to form for Yuasa."

Zoe

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Zoe review

"Zoe is extremely stylish, sports superb performances and combines smarts with relevance. It's a well thought-out mix of genres that dazzles from start to finish."

Tai Chi Zero

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Tai Chi Zero review

"The economic running time, the use of superb athletes, the visual imagination and the overall first-grade production values make Tai Chi Zero one of the more entertaining films of 2012."

The American Astronaut

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The American Astronaut review

"There are some technical hiccups and the film can feel a little disjointed in places, but that never hampers the unadulterated fun that lies at the core of The American Astronaut."

Goemon

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Goemon review

"Kiriya serves a roller-coaster ride, but one that makes sure that the better moments can be relived late at night while lying in bed with your eyes closed."

A.I. Rising

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A.I. Rising review

"Seasoned genre fans are sure to appreciate the industrial atmosphere, the in-depth exploration of futuristic themes and the mix of strong genre elements with a layer of social commentary."

Blue Spring

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Blue Spring review

"Blue Spring is well-balanced, featuring a great cast, intriguing characters and a director with not only a clear vision, but also the ability to execute that vision flawlessly."

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

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An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn review

"You could read a million reviews and still not know what to expect. There's also no telling whether you'll end up liking it, but I'm pretty confident that this will be a unique experience"

Comet

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Comet review

"Comet is quite the calling card for Esmail. It may be his first feature film, but it feels very polished and firmly directed."

Our Little Sister

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Our Little Sister review

"It's a welcoming, soothing and comforting drama that's just all too rare in cinema. Hopefully Koreeda continues this upward trend, I'm already looking forward to his next film."

The Book of Eli

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The Book of Eli review

"That said, The Book Of Eli is definitely one of the best things I've seen coming from Hollywood this year. It's all style and atmosphere, wonderfully executed and well acted."

I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK

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I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK review

"Quirky characters, smart ideas and plenty of creativity make for a fun, surprising and fast-paced comedy with enough charm and heart to keep everything glued together."

Sakuran

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Sakuran review

"Sakuran is a cool film, if only because it gives you something worth looking at for its entire running time."

Shadow

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Shadow review

"Shadow's eye-popping visuals amaze from start to finish and with all the other elements adequately covered there are plenty of stand-out scenes that may become pillars of the genre."

Blood of Rebirth

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Blood of Rebirth review

"I still need to see Hanging Garden and Unchain, that said I believe Blood of Rebirth belongs to Toyoda's best output to date and could be the start of something beautiful."

Mozu

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Mozu review

"If you like 120 minutes of stylish showdowns, explosive action scenes and over-the-top characters, Eiichiro Hasumi delivers one of the best films in ages."

Love/Exposure

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Love/Exposure review

"Don't let that hold you back though. Love Exposure is a great experience, offering lots of weirdness, fun and shock while never boring its audience."

Sunshine

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Sunshine review

"Sunshine is a superb example of how genre cinema can be elevated when the hand of an author is added to the mix, though ever so slightly."

Wake Up and Die

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Wake Up and Die review

"Instead the film leans heavily on the learning process, which goes well beyond the simple A/B testing you'd expect from a concept like this."

Gantz:O

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Gantz:O review

"Gantz:O is brutal, action-packed and a bit mad in the head."

Young Dudes

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Young Dudes review

"It's a shame it takes a little too long before the film gets really going, because Chen is obviously a very talented director."

Slumdog Millionaire

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Slumdog Millionaire review

"Slumdog Millionaire works on all levels. While it starts off as a light drama it ends as a pure feel-good film and has no trouble making it work."