Happiness

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Happiness review

"It's a unique film that thrives on mood, appears polished all the way through, and offers familiar themes in a novel and often surprising genre package."

Frankenstein's Army

374
Frankenstein's Army review

"The final thirty minutes are a true delight, even when Raaphorst doesn't cash in on the tension and the gore, the creature effects and designs alone are enough to keep the film going."

Veronica

373
Veronica review

"At its very core, Veronica is a rather simple and mousy little headfuck. But the execution is smart, stylish and honed to perfection."

Stereo Future

372
Stereo Future review

"Stereo Future is a film that is starting to show its age in places, but Nakano's playful yet targeted direction makes sure it's not just an artifact of its time."

The Neighbor No. 13

371
The Neighbor No. 13 review

"There are moments of sheer genius here, hidden away in a film that comes off just a little to modest for its own good."

Animal World

370
Animal World review

"If you're looking for something fun, dashing and creative, Animal World won't disappoint. It's a little mad, a little showy and often a bit incoherent, but in the end it's a hell of a ride."

Gretel & Hansel

369
Gretel & Hansel review

"Gretel & Hansel is an extremely atmospheric film, with a strong cast, amazing cinematography and an exemplary use of its score. A film that has everything to put Perkins on the map"

Dream Home

368
Dream Home review

"Don't go in expecting a true slasher flick, expect a genre flick adapted by the mind of Ho-Cheung Pang."

Crosscurrent

367
Crosscurrent review

"Once the film has you in its grip, the pay-off is grand. Lush visuals, captivating soundscapes and solid acting make for a brooding, dense and enveloping experience."

Tai Chi Zero

366
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."

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

365
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World review

"While the film drags a little in the middle the rest of it is pretty much perfect. It's fast-paced, funny, weird, extravagant and doesn't seem worried by any boundaries or possible audiences."

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya review

"The Tale of Princess Kaguya is still a marvel to behold and definitely worth your time, but it's also a film that feels like a natural end to Takahata's career."

One Day

363
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."

The American Astronaut

362
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."

The Neon Demon

361
The Neon Demon review

"There's a lot to like here, the film never bores or gets stale, it's extremely stylized from start to finish, but two key sequences show a glimpse of what could have been."

Zinnia Flower

360
Zinnia Flower review

"Ultimately I still prefer Lin's more frivolous side, but that doesn't change the fact that Zinnia Flower is quite the impressive drama."

Angel

359
Angel review

"A mysterious, entrancing film that draws a lot of strength from its audiovisual qualities, but ultimately works because of the complex and captivating relationship between the two leads."

May We Chat

358
May We Chat review

"Not only is May We Chat a very welcome and needed addition to the Hong Kong filmography, it's also a great film regardless."

Ánimas

357
Ánimas review

"Two excellent leads, a stylish and poignant presentation and a solid central mystery that stretches well into the second half of the film make Ánimas a very successful mindfuck."

Last Night in Soho

356
Last Night in Soho review

"A beautiful fever dream that transports you to the seedy underbelly of a different place and time, built on dazzling cinematography, a well-tailored score and excellent performances."

Nuit Noire

355
Nuit Noire review

"It's a real shame that the dream sequences weren't handled in a different way. It would've been the final touch to an already strong film."

Green Snake

354
Green Snake review

"Tsui Hark at his best, the film is lush in its visuals and score, is entertaining to the core and wastes no time on unnecessary things. Very likeable and extremely well-made."

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl

353
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."

Daemonium: Underground Soldier

352
Daemonium: Underground Soldier review

"Even so, Daemonium: Underground Soldier is probably a little too bonkers to appeal to mainstream fans."

Monk Comes Down the Mountain

351
Monk Comes Down the Mountain review

"Monk Comes Down the Mountain is above all a very amusing film. Chen made a light-hearted, fun and playful little romp, which rises above itself thanks to its tremendous production value."