Easily one of, if not the, darkest and most somber film that Chan has made to date.
Noi the Albino possesses an otherness that makes it a truly surprising, engaging, and thought-provoking debut feature.
‘Blister’ is a hidden gem, one that both affirms the value of our hobbies while also reminding us that there is a real world out there.
A fun, offbeat little film that showed me there’s more to Hong Kong cinema than heroic bloodshed and kung-fu.
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s sophomore film possesses style, attention to detail and character, and depth.
As strange as this may sound, it’s been a long time since I was so overjoyed and thrilled to have seen a film as dark and troubling as this one.
Even with its flaws, The Bird People in China is downright heart-tugging compared to Miike’s usual fare.
It’s almost subversive at the same time, the way it blends such solid characters with plenty of gore and some wicked humor.
I think the reason I reacted so strongly to the movie is that it was very nostalgic for me.
As the film continues, it gradually becomes a treatise on the all-too common topic these days of modern alienation.
‘The Ninth Day’ is a thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking thriller from start to finish.
The film never lives up its vast potential but consistently underperforms right through the lackluster ending.
Although the film has several double crosses and twist or two, it’s the furthest thing from a crime thriller that you could find.
Niceland is not a bad movie, but it fails simply because it doesn’t seem to trust the audience at all.
No doubt about it, Innocence is a very impressive work, but I’m lefting wanting even more.
House of Flying Daggers has moments of brilliance that are simply unmatched.
A haunting and ominous treatise on memory, space, death, and sin.
An intriguing premise is pretty much squandered on a finale that’s derivative and underwhelming.