The first release from Quentin Tarantino's Rolling Thunder distribution company, this film from emerging Hong Kong talent Wong Kar-Wai does a nice job fusing the influences of high-brow films and more conventional cinema. A greasy fast-food joint serves as the focal point for two off-kilter love stories, both told from multiple perspectives and exploring the fragility of human connections. And, because it comes from the loony world of Hong Kong cinema, it's also probably the only movie you'll see where a man vomiting 30 cans of pineapples functions as a metaphor for a failed relationship. (And as if that weren't enough, the soundtrack features a Cranberries song sung in Cantonese.) While some critics caught up in the anti-Tarantino backlash have dismissed Chungking Express as style without substance, it's difficult to imagine the film's strange romances being told any other way; they need the distorted camera shots, the glow of neon, and the sound of irrepressible pop music.