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NYAFF Review: Tokyo Tribe

My favorite film to play at last year's New York Asian Film Festival was Sion Sono's cinematic love-letter/masterpiece Why Don't You Play in Hell?. It's a spectacular film, and now that it's seen a domestic release, y'all have no excuse not...

 
 
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Review: Why Don't You Play in Hell?

Last year, Japan Cuts played Sion Sono's Bad Film, a project filmed back in 1995 but not finished until 2012. In my non-review of the film, I unequivocally called it a masterpiece, and I stand by every word. It is a labor of love that ...

 
 
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Review: Guilty of Romance

I greatly enjoyed Himizu, another 2011 Sion Sono film released last week in NYC theaters, but there was something it lacked that I expected from that sort of film: sex. It had the violence (although it was definitely subdued in comparison t...

 
 
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Review: Himizu

I can see why Sion Sono was drawn to Himizu. The manga, which ran from 2001 to 2002, seems like exactly the sort of thing that would appeal to the man who made Cold Fish and Suicide Club. But that's not really a compliment.  ...

 
 
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NYAFF Non-Review: Sion Sono's Bad Film is a masterpiece

Sion Sono's Bad Film is truly a movie that should not exist. Shot in the mid 90s on Hi8 video, the film ran out of money and lay unfinished for well over a decade. If it were anybody else's project, it would likely have stayed that way fore...

 
 
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Sion Sono casting his next movie via Youtube auditions

I'm not the biggest Sion Sono fan in the world, but I generally respect the man and his work, even if he did ask my not-yet-girlfriend to marry him back when she was a minor. That's totally not cool, dude. Anyways, for his upcoming film, an...

 
 
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Review: Love Exposure

Japanese director Sion Sono is a very interesting guy, and his movies reflect that. They are bloody, crazy, and generally leave you in a state of complete confusion. They are, if nothing else, experiences. Whether or not you are able to sto...

 
 
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Sion Sono's Love Exposure coming to New York City

If you have even the slightest interest in Japanese cinema (and you should!) and live in New York City or the surrounding area, you are in for a treat. The four hour epic Love Exposure by Sion Sono, director of films such as Suici...

 
 
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London Film Festival Review: Cold Fish

Director Shion Sono has claimed that his film is loosely based on a true story, that of dog breeder Gen Sekine who was convicted along with his wife for murdering four people and discarding the pieces of their burnt and dismembered bodies i...

 
 




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