“A very pleasant horror-romance short narrative.”
“Sounds, music, performances, and darkish visuals all blend beautifully together to deliver an unsettling but enchanting account of vampirism in Japan.”
Miki delivers a great psychological mystery narrative, yet it might not be for everyone.
“An extremely well-structured genre-blend that does not only provides the laughs and giggles with its pleasant political satire, but also allows the spectator to immerge himself into the tension that mark the attempts of dealing with the carcass.”
A pleasant narrative that provides an interesting mystery, a nice exploration of hotel-philosophy, and offers an engaging dynamic between the two leads.
A great experimental thriller-mystery narrative about borders and the destructive nature of prejudice.
Shugo Fujii proves that he is the master of indie-thrillers.
“A horror without well-developed horror and a romance story without satisfying romantic moments.”
“An elegant and touching exploration of arrested mourning, unresolved subjective regrets, and the impact of unfinished business on the deceived or the living subject.”
Seta’s narrative is, despite its flaws, a pleasant narrative that offers an important message.
“GMK’s main success lies in its ability to truly speak to the imagination of the spectator – something the recent Hollywood efforts have struggled to accomplish.”
“A mystery-horror experience that is, in all aspects, better than ‘Howling Village’.”
“A beautiful narrative that seems to bear no relation to our romantic life at first, but ultimately hits close to home.”
A visual experience that is not only about style and artfulness.
A nuanced but moving exploration of the destructive power of the media, the danger of leaving things unsaid, and the fact that mundane or empty speech is, by its reliance on the imaginary dimension, structured by misrecognition.