Crime or Punishment?!?

0601
Crime or Punishment?!? review

"Kera delivers a weird, confident and funny film that looks the part, sports some solid comedy acting and has plenty of scenes worthy of a healthy chuckle."

Shadow of Fire

0602
Shadow of Fire review

"Shadow of Fire has the marks of an aging director, but Tsukamoto is aging in style. What the film lacks in vigor and energy, it makes up for with piercing emotion and a stylish finish."

Livid

0603
Livid review

"Livid is a superb horror flick that easily surpasses most of its peers. Watch it with an open mind and you'll see there is plenty to love and enjoy here."

Antiviral

0604
Antiviral review

"Antiviral is unsettling and disturbing, an uneasy take on obsession and celebrity culture that mixes moments of surreal body horror with an extremely stylish delivery."

The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk 2

0605
The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk 2 review

"Not only are the dynamic camera work, spirited performances and insanely choreographed action scenes a pleasure to behold, there's also not an ounce of fat to the film."

Love in the Buff

0606
Love in the Buff review

"Love In The Buff is a very worthy sequel. It's hard to say which film is the better one of the two, for that I should probably watch them once more, back to back."

Leave the World Behind

0607
Leave the World Behind review

"Strong and fitting performances, superb editing, stylish cinematography, and a moody score all add to an intriguing film that was pretty meaty to begin with."

What to Do with the Dead Kaiju?

0608
What to Do with the Dead Kaiju? review

"Satoshi Miki made a great pastiche of the genre's weakest elements, resulting in a comedy that might be smarter and slyer than it is laugh-out-loud funny."

If Cats Disappeared from the World

0609
If Cats Disappeared from the World review

"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."

Why Don't You Just Die!

0610
Why Don't You Just Die! review

"The colorful and vibrant cinematography, the hilarious soundtrack and the spot-on performances all feed the darkly comedic and grotesque atmosphere that adds flavor to a pretty basic crime story."

Mr. Six

0611
Mr. Six review

"The film looks beautiful, the acting is superb and while thematically a little easy the execution and blend of genres makes sure it never becomes too dull or feels too familiar."

The Mole Song: Final

0612
The Mole Song: Final review

"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."

Daaaaaali!

0613
Daaaaaali! review

"Daaaaaali! is a fitting and refreshing ode to one of the biggest painters of the 20th century, and it's every bit as madcap as the man's paintings."

High Noon

0614
High Noon review

"If you're interested to see a different side from Hong Kong cinema and if you can appreciate the adolescent styling of the film, be sure to check this one out."

The Shape of Water

0615
The Shape of Water review

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

Throw Down

0616
Throw Down review

"It's just a very fun and entertaining film with a good few memorable scenes. In the end it's not one of To's absolute bests, but definitely worth watching."

Fight Club

0617
Fight Club review

"An incredibly slick, funny and unique film. Fincher opens up his bag of tricks and sprinkles them everywhere, keeping the audience on its toes while dragging them in deeper and deeper."

Dancing Mary

0618
Dancing Mary review

"Dancing Mary is a beautifully crafted, constantly surprising and joyous little film that entertains and delights, while also offering something extra to chew on for those who care."

Cat Soup

0619
Cat Soup review

"The detailed animation and moody score are a big plus, but it's the surreal adventure, swift pacing, and unbridled creativity that make this film such a memorable experience."

A Tree of Palme

0620
A Tree of Palme review

"The art style is lovely, the fantasy elements feel otherworldly and Palme's journey is grand, without ever feeling cheesy or expected, making this one of the better fantasy epics I've seen."

Thermae Romae II

0621
Thermae Romae II review

"While it's probably best Takeuchi stops the series here, this second film was anything but redundant."

Little Fish, Strange Pond

0622
Little Fish, Strange Pond review

"This American no-concessions comedy deserves a little more praise than it's been getting, so don't miss it when you get the chance."

Call Boy

0623
Call Boy review

"Call Boy is a very direct, somewhat impenetrable yet beautiful and ultimately touching film that relies on sublime styling and great performances to craft a dark and alluring universe."

For Love's Sake

0624
For Love's Sake review

"That said, there is still plenty to enjoy here. It seems that with each new film Miike raises the bar on production level. For Love's Sake looks absolutely stunning, from start to finish."

Stoker

0625
Stoker review

"Stoker was a very pleasant discovery. I didn't expect too much from it, but from the very first moments the film pulled me in and never let go after that."