"Visitor Q is a crazy film. It contains some truly disturbing and shocking scenes, but the light tone and underlying concept betray a smarter film. It's not just shock cinema made to repulse."
"The result is a strong, unique and captivating film that draws a few parallels to older classics, but stands well on its own. A true delight, sadly looked over by most people."
"Pi is a nifty little trip down the path of obsession."
"If you want to see a more experimental and serious side of Miike, this film is definitely recommended."
"Tsuburo no Gara is first-grade cyberpunk cinema."
"Whatever your expectations, Vinyan will stay with you. It's an experience not easily forgotten, tailored to perfection by Du Welz and his team. It's brooding, intense and filled with individuality."
"It was a long time since I last watched Talking Head and I wasn't really sure how well I could trust my initial response to the film."
"Fans of Tsukamoto might be a little surprised by the stilted acting, the strong dramatic undercurrents and the softer, more poetic scenes."
"It's beautiful, heart-warming and extremely delicate. It's a film that puts you at ease and even prolongs that state of mind until long after the credits stopped rolling."
"People not liking adhd animation, purely visceral cinema or semi-random pop chaos, do stay away from this film."
"Films like these don't come around too often, so they should be treasured."
"Grave of the Fireflies is one of the best anti-war movies out there, even though there's hardly a glimpse of all the fighting involved."
"Finally there is Atsushi Kaneko's Crawling Bugs, a more cartoonesque short about the perverse obsession of a fan for a stage actress."
"The Red Spectacles is a peculiar mix of unannounced slapstick, surreal comedy and meditative arthouse."
"There is not a dull moment to be found. The film is littered with funny anecdotes, cute visual jokes and some very telling scenes."
"My Neighbors the Yamadas is a film often overlooked by Ghibli fans (and anime fans in general) just because a simple screen shot cannot capture the amount of love and detail that this film harbors."
"Tekkonkinkreet is a film with a very authentic (Japanese) anime feel, yet it still benefits greatly from Arias' outside influences."
"Tanaka's gentle and loving approach and Terajima's superb portrayal of his character takes you along an amazing trip full of endearing, funny and warm moments."
"Okiura's film is up there with the best Japanese animation has on offer."
"What Sekiguchi realized with Survive Style 5+ is extraordinary. Even though the film lasts 120 minutes it is packed to the brim with little bits of pure genius."