Ánimas

0576
Ánimas review

"Two excellent leads, a stylish and poignant presentation and a solid central mystery that stretches well into the second half of the film make Ánimas a very successful mindfuck."

Night's Tightrope

0577
Night's Tightrope review

"I do think Night's Tightrope is a film that could please a broader audience, but it's pretty obvious that it's not going to get that chance."

Sick Nurses

0578
Sick Nurses review

"Exuberant colors, a rather stylish ghost and bucket loads of devious fun make this worth your while, unless you desperately demand thrills and scares."

Shady

0579
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."

Paprika

0580
Paprika review

"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."

A Chinese Fairy Tale

0581
A Chinese Fairy Tale review

"If you think you can handle an update of A Chinese Ghost Story bathing in CG visuals, this one is definitely recommended, otherwise you best stay clear."

Kamome Diner

0582
Kamome Diner review

"It's a truly pleasant experience from start to finish, but the lack of dramatic events is sure to leave some scratching their heads."

No Longer Human

0583
No Longer Human review

"Stylistically slightly more subdued compared to Ninagawa's other films, but all her core qualities are still very much present and No Longer Human is all the more interesting for it."

Willy's Wonderland

0584
Willy's Wonderland review

"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."

Robot Carnival

0585
Robot Carnival review

"Like most anime anthologies, Robot Carnival is a film that seeks out the boundaries of anime. The animation is exemplary, the art styles wildly original and the stories support the madness."

Green Tea

0586
Green Tea review

"The lush cinematography, the quirky and tantalizing soundtrack and the effective mystery, supported by some stellar performances, make for an intriguing and refreshing film that defies expectations. "

Infinity Pool

0587
Infinity Pool review

"The mix of sci-fi and horror is interesting, and the narrative is challenging, but ultimately it's the oppressive and enveloping audiovisual experience that grounds Infinity Pool."

Tony Takitani

0588
Tony Takitani review

"Tony Takitani is one of the finest exercises in balancing style and content I've ever seen. Form, narrative and characters are really one here and feed off each other the entire time. "

Poor Things

0589
Poor Things review

"A fun, brave, and creative film that manages to surprise on every level, mixing a unique universe with spectacular performances and stylistic prowess."

Cadaver

0590
Cadaver review

"Herdal delivers a very moody and stylistically impeccable mix of mystery and horror, an audiovisual experience that washed over me and stayed with me until the very end."

Destruction Babies

0591
Destruction Babies review

"Destruction Babies is a great film. It walks a fine line between accomplished cinema and maverick nihilism and succeeds with deceptive ease."

Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?

0592
Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? review

"The animation is abundant and on point, the voice acting is superb and the plot balances small human drama and wild fantasy perfectly."

Man on Fire

0593
Man on Fire review

"If you're looking for a traditional action flick or you're one of those people who loves to complain about the MTV aethetic of modern cinema, leave this film alone."

When You Wish Upon a Star

0594
When You Wish Upon a Star review

"The gritty look and grungy score accentuate the pent-up anger that runs throughout the film, while some spirited performances make sure that the dramatic side hits its targets."

Ab-normal Beauty

0595
Ab-normal Beauty review

"Oxide Pang's signature style is on full display here, with superb visuals, an atmospheric score and some dark and gauntly material that forms the basis for a unique and haunting horror film."

The Greasy Strangler

0596
The Greasy Strangler review

"It's a crazy film, full of oddball characters, strange conversations and overstated emotions, executed in such a way that it becomes madly funny."

Getting Any?

0597
Getting Any? review

"If you take the silly premise for granted, there's actually a rather large variety of comedy on display here and even though not every joke will hit, a lot of them do. "

Tori

0598
Tori review

"Tadanobu Asano shows he has a knack for combining cinematography and music to create warm, wholesome, and mysterious films, though they're not the most accessible ones."

Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina

0599
Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina review

"Aramaki serves a very capable genre flick, making great use of the Appleseed setting and going beyond technological excellence to create a stylish, extravagant action spectacle."

Frankenweenie

0600
Frankenweenie review

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