Bruce Lee), young kids in love and a wronged wife now in prison for wiping out nearly the entire membership of one of those gangs? A movie, of course! Two of them, actually: one is the film within the film, which those budding movie-makers desperately want to create; the other is the movie under consideration here: Sion Sono's latest -- the amazing, movie-loving, crazy, riotously funny, looney-tuneish and eventually about as bloody and gory as anything you've encountered in a long while, WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?
Suicide Club, Cold Fish, Love Exposure, to name but three that are very much worth seeing. Yet here, in this new one, Sono seems to be having such a delightful and delighted time of it that wise-ass humor, coupled to the beyond-anything love of movies, combines to make this one of the most fun films he's ever overseen. And, yes, he still manages to toss in some of the most so-gory-they're-funny special effects (that arise perfectly from the bizarre situations at hand) so that his movie will still raise eyebrows and blood pressure.
Midnight Rider situation may come to mind.)
Drafthouse Films. It hits theaters this Friday, November 7 -- here in NYC at the IFC Center and in Austin at the Drafthouse South Lamar. (The IFC Center does not appear to be giving it very many showings, however, so do check the schedule before rushing off to see it.) In the weeks to come it will open in another nine cities (but not L.A.? No fair! This one should play at the Arena Cinema). Click here then scroll down to see all currently scheduled playdates, cities & theaters.