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  • Yella

    Yella

    ★★★½

    "Are you interested in balance sheets?"

    Dead in the water.

  • Rosa la rose, fille publique

    Rosa la rose, fille publique

    ★★★★½

    All the pleasures and the dangers of being young, beautiful, and freer than you know.

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  • Creepy

    Creepy

    ★★★★

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa's The Burbs

  • SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

    SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

    ★★★★½

    Almost as if Soi Cheang heard the concept of "heroic bloodshed" and thought someone meant it literally (the first heroic blood drive movie?)

    The fights here are aces: brutal, fast, and expressionistic, but with total clarity of movement and space. Cheang just shoots the hell out of this thing. It's easy to see what he picked up from To and company--the cavernous use of widescreen, the breathless plotting, making Louis Koo look terrible--but it's also very much a confirmation of…