Audition ★★★★★

Still just as terrifying and relevant today as it was 20+ years ago. I really like it when Miike uses his trangressive perversions to assault the senses into realizing uncomfortable societal truths, as opposed to making bait for edgy teens. For my money this should be his most popular.

Also interesting how in its disgustingly surgical precision it feels like almost a callback to New French Extremity, though I prefer something as formally chameleon-esque as this to the hollow Martyrs (this is way way more scary and actually manages to maintain thematic cogency when the bloodbath begins).

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