Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior

0501
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

0502
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

0503
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

0504
The Divide review

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

Sukiyaki Western Django

0505
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

0506
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

0507
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

0508
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

0509
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

0510
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%

0511
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

0512
Secret Fruit review

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

Raw

0513
Raw review

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

Ready or Not

0514
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

0515
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

0516
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

0517
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

0518
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

0519
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

0520
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

0521
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."

Reality

0522
Reality review

"The less you know about this film, the more fun it will be experiencing the absurdities it throws at you."

Here, Then

0523
Here, Then review

"The amazing camera work, the strong performances and the moody use of soundscapes make for a dreamy film, even when the subject matter isn't all that rosy."

Port of Call

0524
Port of Call review

"Port of Call is edgy, challenging and accomplished. The film looks great, the acting is exceptional and the soundtrack is on point."

Aliens

0525
Aliens review

"Regardless of its diminishing appeal, Aliens is still a film I love revisiting (though the next time I might just ditch the Director's Cut)."