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Film review — The Forest of Love

Sion Sono fuses elements of a shocking Japanese true crime story with the cultural mythology of the Manson murders (perhaps under the influence of Tarantino’s recent attempt at same?), his usual social critique, and a nod to his own filmmaking origins, for a melange that’s really an odd fit for a ’Netflix original’. Like, I can’t imagine how this would convert anyone who’d never watched anything like this before. But I think back to seeing Miike’s Audition, Gozu and The Happiness of the Katakuris in the cinema and wonder if maybe just being this heady is enough. ★★★½

Cross-posted from Letterboxd