Patlabor: The Movie

550
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."

Office Royale

549
Office Royale review

"The premise is original, the visuals are bold and colorful and the performances are on point. Office Royale serves action and comedy in equal measures and does so with plenty of flair."

Perhaps Love

548
Perhaps Love review

"Chan managed to combine a great many things into one comprehensive package. Perhaps Love looks great, sound good and is backed by three superb performances."

Shady

547
Shady review

"Shady is a film that takes a bunch of familiar elements, rearranges them slightly but deliberately and adds a dash of its own uniqueness."

Necromentia

546
Necromentia review

"Necromentia belongs to the best Barker adaptations not written by Barker himself. If you like Barker's visions of demons and netherworlds, there's a big chance you'll love Teo's Necromentia."

Sleepless Beauty

545
Sleepless Beauty review

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

Merry-Go-Round

544
Merry-Go-Round review

"If only the soundtrack would've been a bit better, this film could have turned out to be a small masterpiece."

Xuan Zang

543
Xuan Zang review

"I thoroughly enjoyed Zang's trip, not in the least because of Huo's skilful presentation."

Battle Royale

542
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."

Aliens

541
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)."

Birds Without Names

540
Birds Without Names review

"A powerhouse performance by Yu Aoi, some rather stylish visuals and a highly atmospheric soundtrack make this a standout entry that highlights Shiraishi's talents."

The Divide

539
The Divide review

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

Adrift in Tokyo

538
Adrift in Tokyo review

"Adrift In Tokyo is a rather lovely film. It knows how to blend comedy and drama into a perfect mix of blanket-like warmth, covering the viewer with a world he'd somehow like to inhabit."

Terminator Salvation

537
Terminator Salvation review

"If you think films like Terminator Salvation need a solid storyline and well-developed characters, you would do best to stay away from this film."

The Shape of Water

536
The Shape of Water review

"Oscar or no Oscar, The Shape of Water is a pretty magnificent film."

The Message

535
The Message review

"The Message is visually stunning, smart, atmospheric and even a little tense near the end."

House of Flying Daggers

534
House of Flying Daggers review

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

Frankenweenie

533
Frankenweenie review

"Everything about Frankenweenie shows that this a film made with lots of passion and dedication."

Like Father, Like Son

532
Like Father, Like Son review

"The characters are given ample room to thrive, the underlying drama is solid and the film features a stellar concept that intrigues even beyond the scope of its running time."

Kite

531
Kite review

"If you don't like the setting and you aren't charmed by the film's stylish exterior, the harsh action and crude characters probably won't cut it for you."

Reign of Assassins

530
Reign of Assassins review

"If you're looking for a quality martial arts epic, look no further because this film has everything to quench your thirst."

The Superdeep

529
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."

Harmony

528
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."

Greatful Dead

527
Greatful Dead review

"Uchida delivered this amazing genre bender that may leave the uninitiated a little stunned, but should be required viewing for everyone with a soft spot for Japanese genre cinema."

Zatôichi

526
Zatôichi review

"Kitano's version is playful and quirky, but also pretty badass and harsh when need be. The film looks great, sports a sublime soundtrack and Kitano himself shines as the titular character."