A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
After Yu's mother dies his father, a priest, only seems to take solace in the confessions of his sons sins causing Yu to partake in various 'sinful' activities to appease him. This is a teen love story as only the Japanese could bring us, complete with up-skirt photography, cross dressing, and bloody gore.
WARNING. The following movie has:
1) 237 minutes in length
2) The movie title appearing after one hour of running time
3) A drag
7) Genital gore
10) A "Virgin Mary"
12) Ass-kicking female teens
13) Psychotic menopausal bitches
14) Pornographic furniture
15) A Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972) tribute with a pinky film spoof character called "Miss Scorpion"
21) Child abuse
23) A dead bird
24) A living bird
27) Religious idolatry
28) Religious blasphemy
29) A car chase
30) Implied pedophilia
31) A porn industry
32) Ravel's Boléro
33) A demented…
Love Exposure has the greatest story I have ever seen depicted on film. The movie's scope is incredible: a four hour love story that weaves religious dogma, ultra-violence, perversion, and a million other topics into a flawless tapestry. This is a film that needs to be experienced in one devoted play-though, free of distractions, so that you can get invested in the complex characters and their tragically doomed relationships. Like my Daisies review, I will first discuss why you need to watch the film in the first paragraph, then I will get into dissecting the reasons why this movie is amazing.
Four hours is a lot of time to invest in a movie, as it falls into that awkward space…
Don't let the title fool you like it did me! I thought it was going to be another sappy and sentimental love story! The 4 hour timeframe attached to a genre (Romance) I'm not a huge fan of also served as a huge deterrent!
So I pretty much went into this film with little to no details! If I had realized that Sion Sono was the director of the film I would have done cartwheels all the way to my laptop and popped this baby to the top of my que!
Being a former catholic this film really hit me where I live! It was absolutely hilarious, edgy, refreshing, irreverent, naughty and perverse! My feelings for the film are indescribable..…
Sian Sono’s Love Exposure is a 4 hour journey. But my God did those 4 hours fly away like dust in a whirlwind but never failing to leave a strong impression, memories and the emotions accrued throughout, embossed in my heart.
This film had me captivated right from the start and did not let go until it was finished. And when it did, I did not want it to finish and had such an urge for it go on. Such was its magnetic enigma and such was the innumerable themes handled. It deals with the traumas of childhood, the effects of bad parenthood, yearning to meet the love of your life, faith in God, faith in love, perversity, revenge, madness,…
First off, I want to thank Hentai Cop for being the first to bring this film to my attention. His great review urged me to put this on my watchlist. And look! I told you I'd get around to it eventually. And I want to give you a double thanks. Because it did not disappoint.
Love Exposure or, Sexual Tension: The Movie, is a crazy off the wall epic Japanese love story. It's nearly 4 hours long and doesn't stop for anybody or anything. The zany over the top Japanese antics infect nearly every minute of this film, and it all plays out like a giant graphic…
My head is spinning, my cheeks are red. Sion Sono just gave me the biggest slap of my life.
"Bakayaro! You think you've seen everything." yelled Sono. He proceeded to strip and expose me, grabbed my genitals and dragged me out of my comfort zone.
What laid before my eyes was an entirely new form of art, unlike anything I've ever seen. Behold, the beauty of discomfort, the magnificence of perversion! Ai No Mukidashi!
And I was drooling, so hard, for four fucking hours. I've taken a drug two times more powerful than Miike's. No matter how I see it, the film just doesn't seem to fit into this bland universe. The manic editing, the utterly bizzare plot. But yet…
Four-hours of crazy wacky fucking greatness.
My experience with Sion Sono has been spotty; I loved Why Don't You Play In Hell, but the rest of his oeuvre has left me a little cold, and unfortunately his 4-hour perversion epic didn't increase the temperature too much.
[...] Was sich im weiteren entspinnt, ist ein schier wahnsinniges Amalgam aus Liebe, Hoffnung, Schmerz und Trauer, immer wieder durchzogen von so verrückt-unkonventionellen Momenten, dass LOVE EXPOSURE in regelmäßigen Abständen angenehm hart vor den Kopf stößt. Und bewegt: Beliebige Hollywood-Kitsch-Romanzen werden immer wieder gern mit dem (Tot-)Schlagwort der „ganz großen Gefühle“ beworben – wer jedoch LOVE EXPOSURE gesehen hat, wird darüber nur noch müde lächeln können. Wenn es in den letzten 20 Jahren überhaupt je ein wahres Liebes-Epos gab, dann ist es dieser Film. Sono tritt in der Machart, formell und inhaltlich, alles etablierte, ja alles „normale“ mit Füßen und schafft eine emotionale Involviertheit von außergewöhnlicher Intensität: Schnitt und Kameraführung, zackige Zooms und ungewohnte Perspektiven scheinen Hand in Hand mit…
"When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love."
It's one in the morning. I have just finished a film that can only be described as a four hour sprawling saga channeling the grandiosity and fantasy of Fellini, socialist satire of Gilliam, Monty Python and Chaplin, the detached, psychotic and sexual…
4 hours of amazingness.. Great symmetry and framing, easy to follow story that is continually exciting, clever, funny, also disgusting and twisted, cool fashion inspo
Sion Sono hace llorar a Søren Kierkegaard y crea una de las mejores películas de la historia.
¿Qué es ser cristiano? Se pregunta Kierkegaard. También se lo preguntaría nuestro amigo más cercano, Unamuno.
Las preguntas son crisis y la crisis del cristiano es quizás la más profunda y difícil de retratar.
Kierkegaard nos simplifica nuestra lección de individualidad religiosa estableciendo tres preguntas:
-¿Eres un Don Juan?
-¿Sigues los cánones establecidos estrictamente?
-¿Estás dispuesto a todo por el amor?
·En el caso de que seas un Don Juan: Vives el momento, el goce es tu vida y la conciencia no es tu amiga. Eres un pervertido.
Esta es la clase de vida que trata de llevar Yu mediante el voyeur, pero…
Welcome to Love Exposure - a film that further expounds the audacity of Sion Sono, establishing him as one of most daring voices in the filmmaking world. No matter how messed up this ludicrous epic gets in its suggestions that love and faith are opposite sides of the same coin, there is nothing to warrant the mammoth 4 hour run time. But I adore the fact that Sono went ahead and made a four hour epic anyway. This - a film that includes employing nin-jutsu theatrics to upskirt photography, extreme violence, genital decapitation, over the top comedy, cults, horror, allegory, training montages, and a brazen attitude to everything in between; it all needs to be seen to be believed. With its wonderfully adaptable leading man Takahiro Nishijima and leading lady Hikari Mitsushima, Sion Sono presents one of the most distinctive and enjoyably perverse films since the turn of 2000.
An absolutely bonkers and unconventional love story that evokes emotion and challenges cults and religion. It's a sharply written and darkly hilarious film that never left me bored. Well paced and performed, Love Exposure is an incredible epic from Sion Sono.
"Jesus, I approve of you as the only cool man besides Kurt Cobain".
Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…
The Letterboxd Top 250 movies, based on the average weighted rating of all Letterboxd users. I chose to remove all…