Daughters

0401
Daughters review

"Daughters breathes new life into a genre that's become pretty stale of late, by updating its stylistic vocabulary while making sure all its dramatic beats hit the mark."

As the Gods Will

0402
As the Gods Will review

"As the Gods Will is a typical Miike flick in the sense that it's pretty much pointless to compare it to other films out there."

Arc

0403
Arc review

"A stylish and polished blend of drama and sci-fi that has some interesting things to say, looks absolutely stunning, has a lovely score, and has a great cast to boot."

Last Sunrise

0404
Last Sunrise review

"It never feels cramped or limited, it just feels like a more modest part of a bigger whole. Add some beautiful imagery, a great soundtrack and solid acting and you have an impressive sci-fi film."

The Shadow Play

0405
The Shadow Play review

"Lou's execution is flawless, building on a solid cast and featuring an impressive synergy between cinematography and score to give the film a distinguished signature."

Veronica

0406
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."

Sakuran

0407
Sakuran review

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

Thermae Romae

0408
Thermae Romae review

"Terumae Romae is a film that survives on the comic whims of Hiroshi Abe and the excellent premise cooked up by Yamazaki."

The Continent

0409
The Continent review

"The Continent isn't very original or earth-shattering. It's funnier than I would've guessed, but that's mainly because Chinese films rarely combine drama and comedy in a very balanced way."

Nina Wu

0410
Nina Wu review

"An incredibly stylish, moody and enthralling film sporting lush cinematography, great sound design and a killer lead that keeps the audience on its toes until the very end."

Lost in Love

0411
Lost in Love review

"Lost in Love is gentle and warm. A stunningly beautiful and impressively acted romantic drama, dealing with a very intimate and fragile theme that Huo meticulously dissects."

The Superdeep

0412
The Superdeep review

"The thrill of the adventure is tangible, the grim settings are exceptional and the imaginative and excessively gross creature designs are spot on, this film delivers everything and more."

Crosscurrent

0413
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."

Batman Ninja

0414
Batman Ninja review

"Batman Ninja features sprawling animation, an amazing art style and some wacky action, making it a blast from start to finish."

Kill Zone

0415
Kill Zone review

"Kill Zone is a modern martial arts classic."

Love Speaks

0416
Love Speaks review

"If you don't mind a little bit of coupling and you can look past the conventions you'll find a sweet, cute and endearing little film that charms its way past any remaining doubts."

Dream Home

0417
Dream Home review

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

Killing God

0418
Killing God review

"Pintó and Casas crafted a very meticulous, funny and intriguing film that looks great, sports a superb soundtrack and is sure to keep you guessing until the very end."

Yurigokoro

0419
Yurigokoro review

"People all over the world tend to love a plot with some twist and turns, add to that the stylish presentation and some very memorable scenes, and you have a potential sleeper hit."

One Day

0420
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 Missing Piece

0421
The Missing Piece review

"Foung-Hon Chiang produced a sweet, sunny and pleasant film."

Titane

0422
Titane review

"Titane is a powerhouse feature, made with a bold signature, confidently blending genre and drama elements while tackling contemporary issues in the best of cinematic ways."

Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl

0423
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl review

"Shark Skin Man is starting to show its age a little. It's a bit dreary and murky for a comedy and more recent films have improved greatly on the formula."

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

0424
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust review

"With a major quality jump in animation and art style detail, a tighter focus on atmosphere and setting and some memorable, stand-out demon fights, this is a must-see for action/horror anime fans."

Mirai

0425
Mirai review

"Mirai is lushly animated, features a competent score and above average voice acting , but most of all it has a strong and beautiful heart that keeps the drama both relevant and touching."