Re-cycle ★★★★

Angelica Lee's man-shoes! An adorable eight year old Chinese girl--big round of applause for Yaqi Zeng!

Re-cycle reminds me of Terry Gilliam's work. It's a beautiful film made edgy by the Pang's tendency to genre hop, mixing in horror as well as melodrama. There may be better ruminations on the basic idea of this film--Spider Forest comes to mind--but few will be as engaging. I had no idea this film was going to take off into fantasy land, and stay there for the duration of the film. It came as quite the surprise, and kept surprising me.