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  • The Hustler

    The Hustler

    ★★★★★

    On losing.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★

    The setup of this Hong Kong film suggests a riff on Casavetes' Gloria with Dennie Ip running to protect her dead husband illegitimate kid, but the movie is less interested in a second wind through motherhood than giving Yip character the opportunitty to in the middle of crime conspiracy reimagine her life past and future. It is directed in stylized near musical sense (including deliberate nods to Jacques Demy and Grace Chang) by Hong Kong film critic and screenwriter Shu…

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