Here is what they said about one of my all time favorites and number 19 on their list, “Audition”
19} Audition (1999) – Oh hell. This consummate Takashi Miike movie is really an odd sort of revenge film, as the lead character of Asami is so psychologically fucked up that I’m not sure she even feels she is committing acts of vengeance. It so happens that she has a penchant for torturing men that claim first to love her and then don’t devote every waking moment to her happiness. Asami (Eihi Shiina) is so demented and obsessed that she can just sit by her phone for DAYS waiting for it to ring. When her latest conquest, Aoyama, does not return her calls immediately, she can’t seem to move on. Worse yet, when she finds a photo of his deceased wife in his apartment, that is the final straw. She drugs him and proceeds to maim and torture him in what is one of the most famous (and ghastly) scenes of uncomfortable horror I’ve ever seen.
Revenge films have a tendency to be brutal. But then again, shouldn’t it be?
It is revenge.