In the film, the Battle of Midway suggests something out of a photorealistic animated film.
The film is a brutal examination of social isolation and malaise, and the gulf that often exists between men and women.
Arrow Video outfits the most notorious and profound of modern horror films with a vivid transfer.
Takashi Miike’s film understands violence and vengeance as self-perpetuating cycles.
Na Hong-jin’s film is a work of thriller maximal-ism, a rare case of more actually being more rather than less.
Sion Sono imagines a world in which static adherence to old ideas leads directly to doom.
A movie which, despite a morbid focus on war and death, contains no villains or bloodshed, and seems less fixated on life’s pitfalls than the occasions for triumph these provide.
The film scores all of its thematic points early, commenting intriguingly, if ultimately rather obviously, on the demands of Japanese patriarchy.
Miike makes so many movies that his only truly essential one should get a deserving HD release. No such luck, sadly.
Audition plays out like a comfy companion piece to Shall We Dance? before evolving into a torturous freakshow not unlike Baise-moi.