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Film, "Cold Fish": Japanese Thriller Shows the Making of a Killer

"Cold Fish": Japanese Thriller Shows the Making of a Killer

With his impulse to sensationalize, Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono broadcasts the internal minutiae of his characters as something bolder, transforming Cold Fish from an exploration of jealousy, desire, pride, ego, and personal disappointment into a perversely comic Grand Guignol. The…
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Calendar, Night&Day On Obsessions, Corinthians, and Parakeets

On Obsessions, Corinthians, and Parakeets

A four-hour film that zips by in a feverish dream, Sion Sono's ninja softcore art movie satire Love Exposure enlists viewers in its cult even as you're watching it. Which is odd, as among its accomplishments it mocks religion (Japanese…
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Film, "Love Exposure": Ninja Softcore Art Movie? Yes, Please

"Love Exposure": Ninja Softcore Art Movie? Yes, Please

A four-hour film that zips by in a feverish dream, Sion Sono's ninja softcore art movie satire enlists viewers in its cult even as you're watching it. Which is odd, as among its accomplishments it mocks religion (Japanese Catholicism, and…
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