Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo Tribe’


Tokyo Tribe (Sion Sono, 2014)

May 20, 2015


Bringing “slammin’ beats from the ass-end of hell,”, Sion Sono’s manga adaptation Tokyo Tribe is a hysterical hybrid of The Warriors, Yakuza movies and Escape from New York, spliced with video games Jet Set Radio and Streets of Rage, and a dash of Scott Pilgrim. Also, it’s a candy-coloured rap-battle musical where maybe 15% of the dialogue isn’t sung or grunted to some kind of beat. So in that sense it’s like The Umbrellas of Cherbourg but with added beatboxing, tanks, Clockwork Orange-riffing human furniture and virgin sacrifices to Satan. Fun for all the family…

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2014 in Review

January 4, 2015


Number of films seen, excluding shorts: 272
Number of films seen for the first time, excluding shorts: 225

Pre-1920s: 0
1920s: 2 (2 first time viewings)
1930s: 10 (9)
1940s: 9 (8)
1950s: 11 (7)
1960s: 14 (8)
1970s: 17 (8)
1980s: 14 (8)
1990s: 17 (13)
2000s: 12 (6)
2010s: 166 (153) Read the rest of this entry ?


LFF 2014: The Old Guard

November 27, 2014


Wrote some things about Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe and Gregg Araki’s White Bird in a Blizzard as part of a series of London Film Festival roundups for The Skinny.

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My Month in Films: October 2014

November 1, 2014


29 films, 25 first time viewings

Best first time viewings
1. Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984, USA/West Germany)
2. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1995, USA/Germany/Japan)
3. Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy, 2014, USA)
4. Giovanni’s Island (Mizuho Nishikubo, 2014, Japan)
5. Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014, USA)
6. Tokyo Tribe (Sion Sono, 2014, Japan)
7. Mystery of the Wax Museum (Michael Curtiz, 1933, USA)
8. Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch, 1991, USA/France/UK/Germany/Japan)
9. Wings of Honneamise (Hiroyuki Yamaga, 1987, Japan)
10. Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013, Poland/Denmark/France/UK) Read the rest of this entry ?