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Now on Blu-ray: LOVE AND OTHER CULTS, Animerama, ANTIPORNO, and THE WHISPERING STAR from Third Window

UK's Third Window Films have had a rough year, but they are coming back strong with a quartet of solid releases from some of Japan's most exciting filmmakers. Today we're looking at their recent Blu-ray releases of Uchida Eiji's Love...

Toronto Japanese Film Festival: TOKYO VAMPIRE HOTEL, OUTRAGE - CODA And YOCHO - FOREBODING Round up 2018 Lineup Announced

Hey Toronto. We know that it looks like Spring has all but given up coming to our fair city this year but fear not, Summer is pretty much right around the corner now. How can we be so sure? Well,...

Japan Cuts 2016 Turns 10, With Major Stars, Parties, Lots Of Sono Sion, An Android Actor, And More

Japan Cuts, North America’s premier festival of contemporary Japanese film, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, screening at Japan Society July 14-24. It’s hard to believe it’s already been 10 years for this always exciting, challenging, and stimulating festival, a...

Toronto 2015 Review: Sono's WHISPERING STAR Is A Hushed-Tone Oddity, Even By Sono's Standards

In a career positively littered with oddball entries, Sono Sion's The Whispering Star may very well prove to be the most oddball, the most niche entry in the director's lengthy canon. And, surprisingly, this is because he chooses the path...

Toronto 2015: Check Out The Teaser For Sono's THE WHISPERING STAR

Sono Sion's latest project, the sci-fi film The Whispering Star, premiered two nights ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, and just ahead of this date, the film's first teaser has appeared online.Much has been made of Sono's pace this...

GUILTY OF ROMANCE UK BluRay review

(Ehm... warning: when clicked upon, this review becomes quite NSFW...) Director Shion Sono is on a roll lately, churning out movies left and right in quick succession which manage to catch the eye, be the talk of festivals and are...

Sitges 2011: GUILTY OF ROMANCE Review

[With Sion Sono's Guilty Of Romance now screening in Sitges we revisit our previous review.]Once again Japan's Sion Sono tackles a true crime story with Guilty Of Romance - last year's Cold Fish also had roots in real events -...

New Trailer For Sion Sono's GUILTY OF ROMANCE.

This new trailer for Guilty of Romance looks every bit as tantalizing, provocative and evocative as you would expect from Sion Sono. Looks like another winner! Set just before the turn of the 21st century, a grisly murder occurs in Maruyama-cho,...

Japanese Poster For Sion Sono's GUILTY OF ROMANCE

The Japanese poster for Sion Sono's true-crime drama Guilty of Romance has been released. If nothing, it gives you a good look at the three main female characters in the film. Starting from top to bottom we have Miki Mizuno as Kazuko,...

Sion Sono's GUILTY OF ROMANCE In UK Theaters September 30th, Ahead Of Japan

Here is some interesting news: Sion Sono's latest film, Guilty of Romance, is currently set to premiere on UK screens on September 30th, at least a full month ahead of its Japanese theatrical opening.  This is certainly unusual, though not...

Eureka Picks Up GUILTY OF ROMANCE & THE YELLOW SEA For UK Distribution

Late news coming out of Cannes, the UK's Eureka Entertainment have picked up the UK theatrical and home video rights for Sion Sono's (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) Guilty of Romance and Hong-jon Na's (The Chaser) The Yellow Sea.  They have...

Cannes 2011: GUILTY OF ROMANCE Review

Once again Japan's Sion Sono tackles a true crime story with Guilty Of Romance - last year's Cold Fish also had roots in real events - and once again the results are a devastating look into the dark heart of...

Multiple Versions Of Sono's GUILTY OF ROMANCE In Cannes

Fans of Cold Fish and Love Exposure director Sion Sono take note: There are two radically different versions of his latest picture, Guilty Of Romance, screening in Cannes.Screening as part of the Director's Fortnight selection is the full, unabashed cut...

Cannes 2011: Teaser Premiere For Sion Sono's GUILTY OF ROMANCE

Sion Sono - the acclaimed director of Suicide Club, Love Exposure and Cold Fish - makes the trip to Cannes this year with the selection of his latest offering, Guilty Of Romance, as part of the Director's Fortnight sidebar.A gritty...

Sono's GUILTY OF ROMANCE In Cannes Director's Fortnight

Though the official Directors Fortnight program in Cannes has not yet been announced, Mark Schilling of The Japan Times - as reliable a source as there can be - has tweeted that Sion Sono's Guilty Of Romance has made the...

Sion Sono Is GUILTY OF ROMANCE

What next for Japan's hard edged auteur, Sion Sono? No, it's not the long awaited Norwegian black metal film Lords Of Chaos, which is still piecing together financing. Hard on the heels of the international success of his true life...