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Author: Jaime Grijalba

Anti-Porno: A Radical Cinematic Voice of Today

Note: Spoilers Below. It’s a common critical exercise to use the latest film of an auteur to reprise his work, or to treat it as the apex in his filmography, just because it highlights his lifetime obsessions and themes. I don’t want to fall into this trap, yet Sion Sono’s latest film, Anti-Porno, is so different from all his earlier work that it begs some reflection on his filmography. Sono’s first forays into art were painting, poetry and performative public acts. These eventually found their place in his films, especially in his short, I Am Sion Sono!! (1985). The...

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