My Darling of the Mountains

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My Darling of the Mountains review

"Well acted, beautifully shot and neatly scored, this film is for those who enjoy the more poetic side of Katsuhito Ishii, but can handle this style in a light and undemanding context."

Citadel

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Citadel review

"It's a vile, gritty and hellish descent (or rise if you will) into a fear-inducing concrete structure, providing plenty of chills and uneasy moments that belong up there with the best"

Time and Tide

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Time and Tide review

"Don't be mistaken, even though Time and Tide is somewhat atypical for a Hong Kong action film, it's still a pretty pure genre effort."

Halloween II

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Halloween II review

"Halloween II might not be the purest of films, driven by the purest of choices, but the result is a smashingly good slasher flick."

One Point O

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One Point O review

"One Point O looks very stylish, sports a strong score and benefits from a solid cast. It is pleasantly weird and strangely enticing, taking you on a disturbing trip with a fun finale."

Attack the Block

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Attack the Block review

"As it stands though, Attack The Block is a highly enjoyable film that blasts by in no time. It's a quality production that will hopefully secure a follow-up project for Joe Cornish."

Saint Young Men

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Saint Young Men review

"It houses a pretty chill, good-natured and dry kind of comedy that felt refreshing and to the point."

Make Up

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Make Up review

"The ending could've been better and lacks impact though. While not bad or disappointing, it somehow lacks the strength to bring the separate parts of the film to an appropriate conclusion."

The King of Jail Breakers

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The King of Jail Breakers review

"Itsuji delivers a unique, quirky and mysterious little film that knows how to charm."

Lover's Discourse

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Lover's Discourse review

"Visually Lover's Discourse is a stunning film, the soundtrack is solid but not too spectacular and the acting is all-round impressive."

Shoot 'em Up

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Shoot 'em Up review

"It might not take itself too seriously, but it does value it's entertainment value, which is what makes films like these a treat to watch."

Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland review

"It's Burton's style that thrives the film to greater heights. One of the best Burton films I've seen so far, I hope he continues on this path"

The Wandering Moon

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The Wandering Moon review

"The Wandering Moon may sound reprehensible and wrong on paper, but the delicate styling, Lee's nuanced direction, and some stellar performances make all the difference."

Weathering with You

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Weathering with You review

"The animation is absolutely stunning, the balance between fantasy and romance is perfect and the ending is quite challenging, which makes it, at least in my book, a better film than Your Name."

Rinco's Restaurant

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Rinco's Restaurant review

"It's hard to say which of Tominaga's films is better. Rinco's Restaurant is definitely more accomplished, illustrating Tominaga's growth as a director."

The Bastard and the Beautiful World

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The Bastard and the Beautiful World review

"The Bastard and the Beautiful World has everything I expect from a good anthology film. It is eclectic, creative, no weak links and each short comes with its own fun surprises."

Left Bank

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Left Bank review

"The atmosphere is pleasantly bleak, dark and loaded, there's a little audiovisual bravoure, the actors are on point and the plot keeps you guessing."

The Message

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The Message review

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

Schizopolis

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Schizopolis review

"If you're looking for something totally different, strangely off-beat and pleasantly absurd, dressed in up utter stylistic wackiness, then Schizopolis definitely has you covered."

Flavors of Youth

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Flavors of Youth review

"A film that's rich in atmosphere, beautifully animated and with just the right amount of depth, a film that soothes and comforts but is more than simple sentimental fluff."

Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers

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Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers review

"It's a fun, quirky and silly film that slowly grows on you and leaves you behind with a warm smile."

Ip Man

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Ip Man review

"Ip Man turned out to be an extremely solid entry in the ever growing list of Yip and Yen collaborations. If you liked Fearless, you will probably like this one too."

Your Friends

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Your Friends review

"It's not a wildly original film but it introduces enough elements to differentiate itself from other Japanese dramas while keeping the usual traits firmly in place."

Tears of the Black Tiger

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Tears of the Black Tiger review

"It's a mad blend of western and soap drama, wrapped in Thai goodness, rendered in the craziest color combos imaginable and sporting one of the cheesiest soundtracks I've ever heard."

Fudoh: The New Generation

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Fudoh: The New Generation review

"Focusing solely on technical qualities, Fudoh is ripping apart at the seams, but that would mean ignoring all the creativity, joy and sheer disregard for proper taste on display here."