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    Toronto Review: Japanese Hip Hop Tale 'Tokyo Tribe' is a Wild Ride

    Sion Sono follows up crowdpleaser "Why Don't You Play in Hell?" with a feisty yakuza tale.

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    TIFF Trailer: Sion Sono's Wild, Hip Hop Driven 'Tokyo Tribe'

    After delivering gonzo efforts like "Why Don't You Play In Hell?," "Love Exposure" and "Cold Fish," Sion Sono is coming to the Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness lineup with his latest "Tokyo Tribe." And the filmmaker is once again ready to drop a whole lotta crazy.

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    Renny Harlin, Sion Sono & Pen-ek Ratanaruang Line Up Directorial Projects

    There was a time, probably much shorter than we actually remember, when Renny Harlin was sort of a big deal in Hollywood. But for every "Die Hard 2" or "Deep Blue Sea," he would also drop stuff like "The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane" or "Mindhunters," and pretty soon the crap was outweighing the enjo...

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    Your Week in Streaming: From Giallo to Grindhouse, Essential Horror Films to Watch Before LA's Inaugural Beyond Fest

    LA's inaugural Beyond Fest kicks off this week with a sickening slate catered to genre nerds looking for both new, never-before-seen films and screenings of classics you might only find in a cult video store. From Giallo films by Dario Argento to the twisted Brit cinema of Ben Wheatley and more, her...

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    Watch: 'Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded' Short Films By Claire Denis, James Franco, Paul Schrader & Many More

    Not all of us have the luxury of being able to drop everything and head off to world’s most prestigious film festivals, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the Venice International Film Festival commissioned “Venezia 70 - Future Reloaded...

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    Venice Review: Sono Sion's Bonkers Midnight Movie 'Why Don't You Play In Hell?'

    "Crowd-pleasing" is not an adjective typically associated with Japanese director Sono Sion. For a decade or so, he's been celebrated among cinephiles for his abrasive, challenging films like the four-hour long "Love Exposure" and the post-2011-tsunami "Himizu," which was something of a favourite her...

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    Watch: Intense Trailer For Sion Sono's Nuclear Crisis Drama 'The Land Of Hope'

    Better known to stateside genre fans as the director behind "Cold Fish" and the epic and weird "Love Exposure," for his latest effort, Sion Sono is ripping directly from the headlines and seemingly playing it totally straight. Inspired by the 2011 earthquake that rocked Japan and unleashed a nuclear...

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    Eli Roth's 'The Green Inferno' & More Unveiled For TIFF's 25th Anniversary Midnight Madness Lineup

    It isn't all high-falutin' Oscar contenders headed to TIFF in September. Their famed Midnight Madness lineup, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, provides attendees a chance to kick back and enjoy some good old fashioned thrills. And this morning, organizers have pulled back the curtain on the...

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