"Oshii's film remains a monument of film making that still knows to impress and entrance. It's a superb sci-fi film, boasting tons of highly atmospheric scenes and a good story to boot"
"Personally I really loved pk.com.cn. It's a production in touch with the state of mind of young people today while keeping a level of professionalism not often found in their creations."
"One of the most uniquely satisfying animes ever released. A film that can only be compared with a very concise selection of otherwise incomparable animation projects."
"Yakuza Apocalypse is the kind of Miike I adore. The film looks good, sounds good, is stacked with crazy ideas and even weirder characters and dares to cross the line of common sense more than once."
"It's hard to recommend this film to people who don't really know what they're getting into."
"Tom Lin paints one of the dearest, warmest and most charming films of the year."
"Short Peace proudly honors the the rich tradition of Japan's animated anthologies. It's up there with the very best, bustling with innovation and creative freedom."
"An exciting trip down a world that isn't quite our own, blending different genres and styles into one chaotic whole."
"Playfully poetic, magically serene and pleasantly dreamy, watching the film is a calming experience that puts you right in there with the characters while providing a superb aesthetic frame."
"If this sounds boring to you Rabbits is probably not worth the trouble of pursuing. It's a simple, one-trick project that offers very little in the form of tangible content."
"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."