The Happiness of The Katakuris

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The Happiness of The Katakuris review

"A film that combines a myriad of crazy ideas and styles, blending black comedy, musical and claymation as if it was the most normal thing in the world. To Miike's credit, he makes it all work."

Maborosi

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Maborosi review

"The stylish cinematography, the moody score, and the devastating central performance all help to flesh out and strengthen a captivating drama about processing loss."

Mad Cats

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Mad Cats review

"If you're looking for something weird, original, and funny, fully dedicated to its genre and aiming to surprise from start to finish, look no further than Mad Cats."

Possessor

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Possessor review

"The story may be familiar territory for most, but the exquisite designs, the stylish cinematography, great score and excellent performances make this a film like no other."

Iron Monkey

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Iron Monkey review

"Iron Monkey is a film that doesn't disappoint. There's enough creativity, silliness and genuine love for the genre to keep me coming back for more."

Harmony

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Harmony review

"Maybe the soundtrack could've been a little better, maybe the visuals appear a little empty at times, but that's just nit-picking."

Rundfunk: Jachterwachter

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Rundfunk: Jachterwachter review

"Liking Jachterwachter comes down to appreciating the type of crude, exaggerated and absurd comedy that forms the backbone of the entire film, the neat presentation is just a fancy bonus."

I'm Flash!

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I'm Flash! review

"I'm Flash isn't going to become one of Toyoda's best loved films, but it surely is a great experience that is unique to the skills of the director."

Evolution

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Evolution review

"Hadzihalilovic delivered what I consider to be an almost perfect second feature."

Pan's Labyrinth

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Pan's Labyrinth review

"Pan's Labyrinth is a confident, creative and overall impressive film that illustrates how you can blend drama and fantasy."

Patlabor: The Movie

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Patlabor: The Movie review

"Solid animation, amazing designs, an intriguing premise, several memorable scenes and a fun set of characters make this a moody, intelligent and slick sci-fi thriller."

Spectral

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Spectral review

"Spectral isn't the blow-out hit Netflix needs to convert the masses, nor is it the classy arthouse hit that it needs to attract a more hardcore film fan audience."

Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen

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Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen review

"Nekketsu-hen is a jolly bundle of weirdness and a breath of fresh air compared to most other contemporary anime productions out there."

Fist & Faith

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Fist & Faith review

"The way he brings everything together though is quite unique, not in the least for a Chinese film maker. The result is a thorougly entertaining film that amuses, dazzles and delights."

One Night Only

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One Night Only review

"One Night Only is raw and undiluted cinematic fun, boasting superb visuals, a great soundtrack and a more than solid cast."

Frankenstein's Army

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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."

Death by Death

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Death by Death review

"The stylish black and white cinematography, the excellent performances, and the strong dedication to its candidly absurd moments make this a delightful comedy."

Involution

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Involution review

"Involution is a superbly styled, impeccably scored, intriguing and challenging sci-fi that easily outdoes the majority of its peers with just a fraction of their budget."

A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box

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A Chinese Odyssey: Part One - Pandora's Box review

"A Chinese Odyssey is entertainment in its purest form. The comedy is hilarious, the pacing is excruciating, the film rolls from one memorable scene to the next and the level of variation is exemplary."

The Sadness

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The Sadness review

"The sheer enthusiasm, the brutally graphic nature of the horror and the solid pacing make this by far the best infected flick I've seen in years, if not decades."

House of Flying Daggers

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House of Flying Daggers review

"Save some out of place effects, House of Flying Daggers hasn't lost much of its original appeal."

Rise of the Legend

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Rise of the Legend review

"Hopefully Rise of the Legend is only the first in a series of new Wong Fei-hung films, as the end left me begging for more."

The Kirishima Thing

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The Kirishima Thing review

"While Yoshida has quite a few stories to tell and quite a few angles to explore, the film still feels like a very tight package, sporting little to no cruft."

Cow

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Cow review

"The remarkable trip of one farmer and his huge cow. My advice: just watch it and marvel at this unlikely piece of genre mash-ups."

And Then There Was Light

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And Then There Was Light review

"Disagreeable characters, dark drama, fitting cinematography and a completely mental soundtrack create an uncomfortable, unpredictable atmosphere that eats away at the audience."