High-rated movies with very few views. Suggestions are welcome.
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) Jesus worship
30) Kurt Cobain worship
31) A car chase
32) Implied pedophilia
33) A porn…
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…
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…
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…
...Where do I even begin?
Let me start by saying this is the first film I have ever seen from Sion Sono. Initially that may have seemed a bad idea considering this is one of the longest films ever made. Supposedly it was originally six hours but was trimmed down to four. I hope that full version will be available one day because, as many people before me have stated, this was some of the greatest four hours I have ever experienced within one film.
I usually go rather in depth with my reviews, so I don't recommend reading them unless you have already seen the movies I discuss. I want so badly to go in depth with Love Exposure,…
Holy shit, that was good! This movie has everything you could wish for.
Nakon Hodorovskog jedini pravi i logičan izbor je da se pogleda neki ludački film uvek provokativnog, protiv tabua nastrojenog i otkačenog Japanca Siona Sona.
Love Exposure may be the most insane movie I have ever seen. A "top" review on Letterboxd already contains a litany of things this movie has, and more impressively, Love Exposure earns the right to use all of them.
There are five major characters in here, and the 4 hour run time allows all of them to have wonderful, disgraceful, perverted back stories before we even start playing around with how they interact with each other. Sakura Ando plays the cruelest villain I can think of. Takahiro Nishijima plays the most battered victim. Yeah yeah yeah it's a movie of extremes, but jesus, it had me literally sweating at minute 60 and still managed to pace itself until minute 240.…
Its excellent despite being a bit rough around the edges and I'm not sure why.
The long length allows deeper characterisation in terms of introduction and development.
The second film which makes me thing that the 2 hour Hollywood standard is a bullshit thing. Probably to appeal to a wider audience by removing the need for cinema toilet breaks, or maybe for shorter attention spans.
While far from perfect (mostly due to mediocre cinematography, reused sets and music tracks), Love Exposure is one of the most unique and entertaining epics to grace modern cinema. It more than deserves it's 4 hour run time as it's complicated plot and grand themes force it to contain much of it's convoluted story and rich symbolism.
Sion Sono's 4 hour epic might be too much and too long for many, but this is an amazing movie. Once "Love Exposure" begins, the audience is pulled into a non-stop convulsively wild ride that pushes beyond sanity. This is an extreme, bizarre and totally unique film experience. As strange as it gets -- Sono never allows us to lose the all too human story of a young person coming to terms with his sexuality. At turns melodramatic, perverse, sad, comical, sinister, disturbing and thrilling -- this is one of the best films of the decade.
I'm one of many who would love to see Sono's original 6 hour cut. What strangeness are we missing?!?!
If you're up for something totally different and jaw-dropping strange -- find a way to experience this throbbing exposure of love!
Sorry for not writing this review in english, but it's not my main language, and I want to write a complex review. Hope you understand that.
Caramba, que filme. Uma das experiências cinematográficas mais únicas que já tive em toda a minha vida, tantas cenas memoráveis que eu realmente não sei o que citar. Bom, vamos lá.
Enquanto a 7a Sinfonia de Beethoven toca no fundo, eu prossigo com minha review. O filme tem 4 horas. 4 horas é muita coisa, você pensa. Eu pensei o mesmo, eu achei que era uma tarefa impossível assistir um filme cujo eu nunca tinha ouvida falar por quatro horas direto em um dia só. Creio que eu nunca estive tão errado na…
Sono's universe, a little variation on balance and the movie would have collapsed. Love Exposure is a new Big Bang of filmmaking.
Ugh, I want my four hours back. It's chalk-full of the typical Japanese style of exaggerated acting, stupid, irrelevant anime plots and tropes that go nowhere and mean nothing, and grating. And the only reason that compelled me to stay, the humor of the panty shots wears off long before the first montage of it is over. I really should have turned it off, because what follows is three hours of melodrama with characters you neither sympathize with nor understand (coming from broken homes does not make you an over-the-top wackjob, and the entire basis for belief and sympathy of the story relies on you accepting that it does.) Pepper in some shit with cults, a tuff grill who don't need no man, a man in drag, and stupid grandiloquent, rambling generalizations about the human condition and you got yourself the worst way to spend an evening.
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