Cold Fish Review

There is a scene in Shion Sono’s 2008 film Love Exposure in which a girl destroys a family home, smashing the walls, furniture and family photos to smithereens, all by hand. This she informs us through a voiceover was her job for some time and she loved it. Destroying the space inhabited by a “happy … Read more

Guilty of Romance Review

The third in Shion Sono’s thematically linked ‘Hate Trilogy’ (following Love Exposure and Cold Fish), Guilty of Romance centres on a female protagonist, Izumi (Megumi Kagurazaka), who goes on an intense journey of liberation and destruction through sexual transgression. Izumi’s transformative adventure is set against the backdrop of a criminal investigation into the murder of … Read more