Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
About Resources Your Responses Order

"Invested with fantastic images"
Jeff Meyers, Metro Times

"Hushed and meditative"
Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader

"Delightful essay."
Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun Times

"Fully engaged from start to finish"
Hank Sartin, Time Out Chicago

"A mesmerizing film-essay"
Stephen Gossett, Flavorpill Chicago

"Oreck's unconventional travelogue of the Japanese bug hunter's mindset is as artistic as it is educational".
Stefan Gruenwedel, SF Station

"This may be your only chance this year to take a pair of 6-year-olds to a subtitled film that will hold their interest".
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle

"Truly joyous moments to behold"
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

"Delightftully weird"
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

"Remarkable. Stunningly gorgeous"
Noel Murray, The Onion

"An expansive take on the world in miniature"
Eric Hynes, The Village Voice

"Beautifully filmed, seductively narrated"
V.A. Musetto, New York Post

Mark Rifkin, This Week in New York

"Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo manages to be an illuminating, delightful, breathtaking and captivating documentary for all ages"
Avi Offer, New York Movie Guru

"Engaging and poetic"
Maria Garcia, The Film Journal

"Jessica Oreck’s documentary essay about Japan’s fascination with insects observes the phenomenon with a curious, incisive eye"
Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"Delightful [...]. A doorway to something huge and eternal. Bring the kids"
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York,****

New York Magazine, Critics' Pick

"A striking micromasterpiece"
Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

"More than just simple nature film or an anthropological examination, Beetle Queen becomes the attitude itself, and a fascinating immersion into another society's vision of the world"
Dan Persons, The Huffigton Post

"Meditative and adorably hypnotic"
Hunter Stephenson, Slashfilm

"Remarquable..quietly spellbinding"
Justin Chang, VARIETY

"Beetle Queen bristles with kinetic energy...A film to be heard as well as seen"
Micheal Chaiken, FILM COMMENT

"Breathtaking...transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary"