Woman of Water

Woman of Water review

"The mix of drama and mystery is brilliantly executed. The symbolism might lack subtlety, but Sugimori goes a long way in compensating that with strong imagery that will burn itself deep in your mind."

Why Don't You Play in Hell?

Why Don't You Play in Hell? review

"Watching Why Don't You Play In Hell? will tell you a few things about Sono's dreams and aspirations as a young director."

My Man

My Man review

"With a superb soundtrack, two killer leads and some visual punch he delivers a film that has the power to linger. That is, if you can stomach what Kumakiri has to show."

Crank 2

Crank 2 review

"If you liked the first Crank film but thought it was just a little too tame, this sequel will cater to your needs."

Dead End Run

Dead End Run review

"Overall Dead End Run is a fun, varied and classy anthology film where Sogo Ishii allows himself to show his more experimental side while leaving room for some softer touches."


Izo review

"Needless to say, this turns Izo into a pretty tough experience. As the minutes pass and the bodies pile up, the film starts to weigh on its audience."

Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue review

"Here's to hoping we'll ever see Kon's final film (Dream Machine) completed."


Sparrow review

"To's passion for the job shows in every scene, in every choice and in every detail. The film has its very own, unique flow and knows to charm from the first minute."

Starry Starry Night

Starry Starry Night review

"Tom Lin paints one of the dearest, warmest and most charming films of the year."

Small Gods

Small Gods review

"Small Gods is a unique film that is stylistically strong enough to impose a feeling on the viewer without much impulses from the story itself."

The Tenants Downstairs

The Tenants Downstairs review

"The rest of the film is pure genius though. It's stylish, classy, funny and revolting. The acting is top notch, the film looks incredible and the soundtrack adds a lot of atmosphere."

5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second review

"Some people won't really pick up the film's bitter core, for them there are still the lovingly detailed visuals and the stunning atmosphere."

22 Mei

22 Mei review

"I just hope the poor reception won't hinder Mortier in his next project. The man deserves to keep on filming and to grow as a film maker."


2046 review

"If the romance and the drama doesn't get to you, the atmosphere probably will."


Kikujiro review

"Kitano's humor is simple, somewhat childish and often improvised, but thanks to the typical editing and his superb comical body language it works wonders."


Blowfish review

"It's hard to recommend this film to people who don't really know what they're getting into."

Ex Drummer

Ex Drummer review

"Together with Small Gods, Dirty Mind, 22 Mei and Any Way The Wind Blows, Ex Drummer marks the top of Flemish cinema."

Electric Dragon 80000V

Electric Dragon 80000V review

"With only 55 minutes between start and finish, Electric Dragon 80000V is a quick watch. That said, if you don't appreciate what Ishii is doing here it might still feel like a two hour hell."

Big Fish and Begonia

Big Fish and Begonia review

"Big Fish and Begonia is an absolute stunner, an audiovisual experience that dragged me into its world and didn't let go until the final frame faded and the last note died."


Inside review

"Inside is a film that will please horror and gore fans all around. It starts of slow but it doesn't take long before it all turns bad and doesn't let you go until the splattering finale."


Confessions review

"That said, Confessions is definitely one of the best 2010 films I've seen so far. It's an audiovisual masterpiece, bearing an interesting plot, powerful emotions and some poignant social commentary."

The Clone Returns Home

The Clone Returns Home review

"The Clone Returns Home is one of the most impressive dramatic films I've seen in a long time. It lingers, it surprises, it impresses and it leaves you in a daze."

The Taste of Tea

The Taste of Tea review

"The Taste of Tea is a lovingly executed ode to laziness, boredom and feeling at ease."

Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man review

"Kwam and Scheinert deliver a film that is witty, smart, well-made, pure and most of all unique."

The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters

The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters review

"The film is smart, looks and sounds great and is filled to the brim with creativity. It is immensely funny, even if you can't catch all the details on the first viewing."