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Mass murder and Sion Sono

Jul 8, 2015

Mass murder and Sion Sono

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A disturbed individual kills, and the media searches for reasons why. Sometimes, the killer obligingly cites a pop culture phenomenon as inspiration. Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon, saw himself as the living embodiment of Holden Caulfield, the hero of J.D. ...

The avalanche of cringe in 'Force Majeur'

Jul 8, 2015

The avalanche of cringe in 'Force Majeur'

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When a crisis hits, it’s hard to say how any of us will react. Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke), a handsome alpha-male type, has managed to drag himself away from work to join his family on a skiing trip in the French Alps. The first ...

Sabu tempts fate in new film

Jul 2, 2015

Sabu tempts fate in new film

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Sitting across from me with his sunglasses, dark leather jacket and mohawk, Hiroyuki Tanaka — better known simply as Sabu — doesn’t look like the kind of guy who lets his emotions get the better of him, yet even he was almost brought to ...