Climax ★★★★

Baby's first Gaspar Noe, and I'm sorry to say that I dug it quite a bit. I wish Noe had the impulse control to go with one imperiled child subplot instead of two, but 90 minutes of people freaking out under increasingly baroque colored lighting is a pretty direct way into my heart (and that's not including the superb "Rollin' and Scratchin'" needledrop). I would probably give five stars to a version that's just 90 minutes of the overhead shots of people dancing.