First Love ★★★★

This is Miike at the top of his game: utterly nutso, hyperviolent, but with a real affection for his central characters that carries some emotional weight beyond the (many, many) decapitations and other memorable kills.

As others have mentioned, it takes its time setting up a LOT of dominoes in the first half-hour. But when they crash into each other and start tumbling, it's as good a run as I've seen in any Miike. Double points for Shota Sometani, who was fantastic as the heart of Sono's "Tokyo Tribe" and who kills it here as a hapless, movie-addled yakuza enforcer.