Reviews written by Eiga hakase
Tag (2015) (DVD) (Taiwan Version)1 people found this review helpful
December 18, 2016 One of Sion's best
Third best, if you ask me ("Cold Fish" being second and "Love Exposure" being first). "Tag" dares to go where Gilliam and Lynch may have dreamt of going. Being on a par with Kubrick, Sono is once more eloquently demonstrating how big the impact on the viewer can be when a filmmaker cleverly combines impressive cinematography with impressive music. From the first scene on, "Tag" is very intense. Sono succeeds in keeping this high intensity for the whole length of the film (which is by the way quite short, according to Sono standards). Before watching I didn't know the novel and got pleasantly surprised by the nightmarish plot. Sono is stylish as ever. Fans of him will feel at home with some of his trademarks appearing (i.e. schoolgirls, Christian religion). This man's creative energy, may it go on for a long time! Takashi Miike, are you listening ?
Miss Zombie (2013) (DVD) (Taiwan Version)1 people found this review helpful
November 8, 2015 Another excellent SABU film
Far from being another fast-paced zombie flick, this is SABU at his best. Like Jodorowsky he most aptly deconstructs reality, puts the pieces together in his own unique way and creates a work of art in which visuals and sound are of equal importance. The stunning b/w photography reminded me of the German classical silent film era. The slow pace and the ritual-like repeatings of actions resemble "Blessing Bell". SABU trademarks are all over the place. Ultra-weird soundtrack. Splendid. It's true there are no English subtitles but never mind.
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