About Love

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About Love review

"If romance isn't your thing this anthology probably isn't going to persuade you, but within the genre this is definitely one of the better offerings out there."

Juliets

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Juliets review

"In between the shorts are some nicely animated intermissions, properly introducing each film."

Pieta

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Pieta review

"Pieta is a pretty complete package. The film looks great, has a superb soundtrack, two extremely impressive leads and a boatload of symbolism for those who enjoy that kind of thing."

Pistol Opera

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Pistol Opera review

"Pistol Opera is not the easiest of films. You have to accept that the story is a mere hook for some cinematic fun while Suzuki takes a little run with his audience."

Postmen in the Mountains

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Postmen in the Mountains review

"Postmen in the Mountains is one of China's hidden gems, made by a director who sprinkles his films with soul and warmth. It's an easy recommend, if you can stand the slow pacing that is."

The Wayward Cloud

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The Wayward Cloud review

"The acting is top-notch, the camera work is spot on and Tsai's sense of humor is both unique and funny. Add to that one of the most stupefying and epic endings and you get my favorite Tsai."

Where the Wild Things Are

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Where the Wild Things Are review

"But most of all, Where The Wild Things Are is a magical, fantastical film presented in a pretty realistic and believable way."

Vidocq

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Vidocq review

"There are some things here that don't work as well as they should, but they are completely eclipsed by the parts that do."

Eraserhead

267
Eraserhead review

"It's hard to ignore the toll that time has taken on this film."

Gerry

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Gerry review

"It's best to leave all hope of a decent storyline behind when you want to watch this film. Gerry is all about the experience, ignoring the rest and foregoing all compromises."

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover review

"That is, if you appreciate the vulgarities. Even though the film itself is quite refined, its character are everything but."

First Time

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First Time review

"First Time is a superb example of how to do romance right, without necessarily ending up in arthouse territory."

Strings

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Strings review

"Strings is a film that would probably appeal best to fans of animation, though I'd recommend it to everyone who likes to watch something outside the norm."

Gemini

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Gemini review

"Gemini could be considered a good entry-level Tsukamoto since his typical style isn't as demanding as in his other films."

Dream

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Dream review

"Since Bin-Jip, only Shi Gan was a small disappointment. Apart from that one, Ki-duk seems to be on a roll with a string of near-masterpieces almost uncontested by any other director."

Breathe In, Breathe Out

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Breathe In, Breathe Out review

"If you think it all sounds rather dull than that's perfectly understandable. The thing is, it really isn't. Breathe In, Breathe Out is a beautiful, pure, subtle and heart-warming drama."

Micmacs

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Micmacs review

"Think Amélie but with a darker, more adventurous and boyish edge. It's a good 100 minutes of fun in a recognizable but still outlandish version of Paris, hosted by a gang of endearing weirdos."

Achilles and the Tortoise

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Achilles and the Tortoise review

"A must for Kitano fans and probably art fans alike (as all paintings were made by Kitano himself and are apparently based on existing paintings)."

Porco Rosso

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Porco Rosso review

"Porco Rosso remains one of my favorite Miyazaki films. Personally I prefer his softer, smaller films over his big epics, as they are more aimed at atmosphere and less at getting a message across."

Death Trance

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Death Trance review

"Death Trance didn't perform very well internationally, possibly explaining why this is Shimomura's only film to date."

Postman Blues

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Postman Blues review

"It was more than 10 years since I first watched this film and so I wasn't quite sure if it would still hold up after all this time."

Strange Circus

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Strange Circus review

"Strange Circus is a stellar film that still counts as one of Sono's absolute best efforts to date. The subject matter is rather risqué though and Sono's approach is far from subtle."

My Blueberry Nights

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My Blueberry Nights review

"This film is 200% Kar Wai and comes unmistakably from his hands, annoying actors were turned into lovable characters and his film proved once again that movies are an audiovisual experience"

Minuscule

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Minuscule review

"It's cute, charming, funny and perfect for a warm summer evening. Don't expect anything deep or challenging, just let the film's charm sweep you away."

Mulholland Dr.

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Mulholland Dr. review

"My only problem with Mullholland Dr. is that it just isn't as special anymore as it used to be."