onderhond Top 925
"Stylistically it's clear this is a film from a bygone era, but Tanaka's superb sense of humor, several stand-out performances and a couple of very memorable scenes make Drive worth your while."
Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
"The animation is abundant and on point, the voice acting is superb and the plot balances small human drama and wild fantasy perfectly."
Reign of Assassins
"If you're looking for a quality martial arts epic, look no further because this film has everything to quench your thirst."
"Audition will lull you to sleep with its understated, consciously tepid build-up, only to shake you away and leave you stunned and surprised after unleashing its madcap finale."
"The presentation is still pretty fitting and stylish, the performances are top notch and the somewhat edgier dramatic elements give the film a unique perspective."
"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."
"Maybe the soundtrack could've been a little better, maybe the visuals appear a little empty at times, but that's just nit-picking."
If Cats Disappeared from the World
"A film that aptly blends the more serious elements of Japanese drama with some fantastical touches and a slightly more accessible front, without going full commercial tearjerker."
The Dog of Flanders
"A very touching, very dear yet very sad story about a boy that got a lot less out of life than he deserved."
The Fifth Element
"If only Besson had bet a little less on the special effects. Almost 20 years later they have lost much of their shine, leaving the film looking a bit cheaper than intended."
The Furthest End Awaits
"If you feel like watching a smooth, agreeable and warm-hearted drama on a leisurely summer day, The Furthest End Awaits is a perfect match."
"Delivers a rather tricky and thorny topic with the proper nuance and depth, sugarcoats it with excellent animation and a proper score, and makes sure it remains entertaining from start to finish."
"The less you know about this film, the more fun it will be experiencing the absurdities it throws at you."
The Mole Song: Final
"A vibrant blockbuster that conforms to genre standards, while leaving Miike enough room to insert his signature elements. The definition of pure and unfiltered entertainment."
"That said, Paprika is still an amazing film with plenty of memorable moments and a superb finale. If I sound a little negative that's only because his first two films are hard to surpass."
"The solid cinematography coupled with the nice soundtrack, the fine performances and the pleasantly subdued drama all help to highlight Kitano's talent as a bona fide director."
"A film you need to watch if you appreciate the weird, the goofy and the incredulous. It's a film that fully commits to its silly premise and is willing to take it to its extreme."
Eagle vs. Shark
"There's loads of quirky comedy, the delivery is dry and disorienting, but the characters have soul and even though the film keeps throwing problems their way, it never gets too heavy-handed."
"Destruction Babies is a great film. It walks a fine line between accomplished cinema and maverick nihilism and succeeds with deceptive ease."
"Cashback is a charming, inventive and dreamy coming-of-age romance with several stand-out moments and memorable ideas."
"Some lovely visuals, a strong score and some neat little touches to lighten up the atmosphere from time to time and what you have is quality drama"
"A very solid film in all departments, allowing you to sink back into your couch and let the film drift over you like a warm, dark blanket."
Thermae Romae II
"While it's probably best Takeuchi stops the series here, this second film was anything but redundant."
We Couldn't Become Adults
"The polished cinematography, the moody score, and a superb lead performance bring validity and depth to a central theme that isn't featured all that often in Japanese cinema."
Smoking Causes Coughing
"The Tokusatsu angle is cool, the anthology structure is something new to Dupieux's work, other than that you can expect the dry delivery of wackiness that makes his films such a joy to watch."