Kick-ass

0501
Kick-ass review

"Even if you don't like superheroes, even if you don't like the nerdy overtones, hell, even if you don't give a damn about the whole setup, Kick-Ass is still a pretty cool film."

Exodus

0502
Exodus review

"You should like the arthouse aesthetics and you're required to pick up on the humor, if not this film is probably a serious drag. But if you do, it will be a worthwhile experience, guaranteed."

Aberdeen

0503
Aberdeen review

"It's another great addition to Pang's oeuvre and proof that he's a truly unique force in the Hong Kong movie industry. One for the connoisseurs."

Fantastic Mr Fox

0504
Fantastic Mr Fox review

"If you like (stop-motion) animation this film is a definite recommendation. The animation itself could've been better, but the whole setting is just too much fun to pass on."

Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

0505
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior review

"A superb central performance of Jaa, amazing fight and chase scenes and some of the most bone-crunching martial arts moves recorded on film. First-class action cinema."

Nightmare Detective 2

0506
Nightmare Detective 2 review

"Nightmare Detective 2 might be his most commercial work to date, there is still plenty here to scare away the regular movie fan."

White Snake 2: Green Snake

0507
White Snake 2: Green Snake review

"The imaginative designs, the cinematic presentation and the dedication to deliver original lore make this a fantastical adventure that kept me gasping for air until the very end."

The Divide

0508
The Divide review

"With The Divide, Gens created another stylish genre flick."

Sukiyaki Western Django

0509
Sukiyaki Western Django review

"This is a film for the typical Miike fan, he who appreciates the weirdness, the comical violence and the cinematic freedom you're unlikely to find anywhere else, especially in genre films."

Sakigake!! Cromartie High

0510
Sakigake!! Cromartie High review

"If you don't mind a bunch of 40-year old actors playing 16-year old high school student with greasy hair and no manners to speak of, you're probably fine."

Sleepless Beauty

0511
Sleepless Beauty review

"Sleepless Beauty combines clinical torture porn with diabolical science experiments, maximizing impact with a terrific score and some inventive visual touches."

Battle Royale

0512
Battle Royale review

"Battle Royale is still an amazing experience. It's dynamic, in-your-face, strange and more than a little bewildering, but most of all it's a hell of a lot of fun."

Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl

0513
Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl review

"Vampire Girl Vs Frankenstein Girl is entertainment to the max. There is no time for dull moments or dramatic depth, just heaps of blood, gore and silliness."

Lips and Soul

0514
Lips and Soul review

"As is the case with most (if not all) genre films, in the end it's the execution that matters and that's where this film shines bright."

Wool 100%

0515
Wool 100% review

"Wool 100% is a film that you just have to see. You might not like it, but at the least it's an experience worth having."

Secret Fruit

0516
Secret Fruit review

"Secret Fruit is a stylistic highlight that feels cosy and warm and charms its way from start to finish."

Raw

0517
Raw review

"Raw is a great film for a director just starting out in the business."

Ready or Not

0518
Ready or Not review

"Ready or Not is a dark and atmospheric horror/comedy with some solid kills, a superb setting, sumptuous visuals, a very likable main character and plenty of sly and sneaky grins."

Dead or Alive: Final

0519
Dead or Alive: Final review

"A fun and entertaining film with some solid action scenes, a funky soundtrack, fine cinematography and a bunch of vintage Miike moments you won't be able to find anywhere else."

The American Astronaut

0520
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."

Mad Fate

0521
Mad Fate review

"The slick cinematography, spirited performances, and the mix of darker themes with witty and self-aware styling choices make this one of the better films to come out of Hong Kong in recent years."

Electricity

0522
Electricity review

"Electricity is a welcome change of pace for British drama. Higgins made a beautiful, unique and touching film that lives in its own little niche."

Whispering of the Gods

0523
Whispering of the Gods review

"If you appreciate Omori's uncompromising and bleak look at our society, Whispering of the Gods is one of the purest films you'll find out there."

Anomalisa

0524
Anomalisa review

"Anomalisa is an interesting film. On the one hand there's the superb work that went into animating the entire film."

Shaolin Soccer

0525
Shaolin Soccer review

"It's a good thing Shoalin Soccer is this much fun, because beyond its successful comedy aspect it's clear the film is somewhat lacking."