“A very pleasant slice-of-life narrative that elegantly shows that bonds between subjects are that much more genuine if they are grounded in the acceptance of the other’s radical difference.”
A pleasant narrative due to the chemistry between Kenichi Matsuyama and Kiichi Nakai and the satisfying delivery of a visual and narrative climax.
This sequel lacks the impact of Honda’s classic, but Oda’s narrative does deliver enough action and destruction to satisfy any Kaiju fan.
A highly satisfying experience that delivers suspense as well as good dose of touching emotionality.
“A touching experience that highlights that the desire to be loved, for better or worse, is the ulitmate guide the neurotic subject within the societal field.”
“A touching and satisfying tear-jerking experience.”
Non, in short, proves with her first feature film that she has a future as screenwriter and director.
“A visually exciting experience that shows that the only revolutionary thing that can give life its worth is desire that remains desire.”
“A great dystopian narrative that clearly gives expression the director’s fear of certain right-wing tendencies that linger within Japanese society.”
Uchida delivers what very well might be the feel-good movie of the year.
A modern classic about the beauty of being in a state of desiring and the impact a phallic injury can have on the ability of a subject to fall in love.
An intimate and touching account of the drama that romance and becoming a woman can be.
Takahashi delivers a pleasing horror-narrative – any horror film-fan should check it out at least once.
A timeless classic monster movie.
In Shiraishi’s talented hands the narrative transforms into a visual elegant and compelling examination of the desire that drives us all.