A Scene at the Sea

0901
A Scene at the Sea review

"Kitano's strict visuals and dry sense of humor, combined with Hisaishi's wooly soundtrack and the stoical but affectionate performances make this a wonderful experience."

Kasane

0902
Kasane review

"The film looks beautiful, the core drama is intriguing, ambiguous and heightened by minor fantastical elements and the payoff is more than satisfying."

Rocknrolla

0903
Rocknrolla review

"For any Ritchie fan out there, RocknRolla is surely a film worth watching, as long as you don't expect another refreshing masterpiece."

The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake

0904
The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake review

"Fans of Yau should expect a cleaner and less gritty adoption of his trademark style, other people should be aware that Woman Knight can be a bit more direct than other, more typical martial arts epics"

Nymph

0905
Nymph review

"Nymph is a good film by all means, it's just not all that commercial."

LOUDER! Can't Hear What You're Singin', Wimp!

0906
LOUDER! Can't Hear What You're Singin', Wimp! review

"This is another upbeat, hilarious and delightfully directed Miki comedy that easily entertains and has a string of memorable scenes that make it well worth the watch."

Womb Ghosts

0907
Womb Ghosts review

"Even though I've had my fill of Asian ghosts, Womb Ghost manages to do so many things right that I was actually able to enjoy the thrills of the genre once again. I can only complement Law for that."

Three

0908
Three review

"Slick styling, a sizeable budget, and proper scares lie at the core of the film's appeal, with each director injecting a dose of local folklore to set the different shorts apart."

Tales from the Dark Part 2

0909
Tales from the Dark Part 2 review

"Tales From The Dark 2 turned out to be a neat surprise."

Cycling Chronicles: Landscapes the Boy Saw

0910
Cycling Chronicles: Landscapes the Boy Saw review

"A film that slows you down for the course of its running time and leaves you with something to think about while looking at impressive imagery and striking you with an impressive soundtrack"

We Couldn't Become Adults

0911
We Couldn't Become Adults review

"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."

Once in a Blue Moon

0912
Once in a Blue Moon review

"The combination of strange plot twists and original turn of events with a warm but deadpan sense of humor is the true winner here."

God of Cookery

0913
God of Cookery review

"The cinematography isn't top notch and the score is forgettable, but the jokes are memorable and Chow's delivery is best in class, making this a 90-minute-long delight."

Ip Man 2

0914
Ip Man 2 review

"Visually a little better than the first film, awesome fight sequences where Yen is allowed to shine and a fully satisfying finale where the final blow caused a big fat inner "Yeah!"."

Running Scared

0915
Running Scared review

"A high-energy, tense and brash action/crime flick that has a few neat surprises up its sleeve, but is mostly geared at offering the best genre experience possible."

Angel Whispers

0916
Angel Whispers review

"Even disregarding its origin and its gender breakdown, Angel Whispers is a fun, nasty and gruesome genre film, sporting a fine soundtrack, solid acting and stunning cinematography."

The Fifth Element

0917
The Fifth Element review

"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."

Furies

0918
Furies review

"Bad-ass action scenes, striking cinematography, and a bunch of colorful characters elevate a rather basic filler flick into a clear and confident genre highlight."

Silent House

0919
Silent House review

"I'm not sure just how much it differs from the original and as is the case with all remakes, I assume it's best to leave some time between watching this and La Casa Muda."

Wheat

0920
Wheat review

"Everyone looking for a more toned-down, stylish yet amusing war film should have a go at it. Remember that the first half our is a bit rough around the edges, things will get only better after that."

Following

0921
Following review

"Nolan never managed to allocate the extra budget for his following films in any meaningful way."

Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase

0922
Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase review

"An interest in the cycling sport comes in handy. You'll notice many familiar situations and even recognize some funny little parallels with the real world."

6ixtynin9

0923
6ixtynin9 review

"In the end, Ruang Talok 69 is a very fun ride, nicely shot and awesomely scored, presented with a great sense of humor and key scenes that are wonderfully executed."

The Detective 2

0924
The Detective 2 review

"The Detective 2 is a very solid sequel, somewhat different in tone and execution as the first film, but that's not really a bad thing."

Hell Dogs

0925
Hell Dogs review

"The stylish locations and ditto cinematography, a slightly more distinct and contemporary score, and solid performances elevate a simple crime/action film to something more distinct and valuable."