It's almost a shame Doug Liman's feature film debut, Swingers, was so great -- because it totally overshadows his second film, 1999's Go. Hollywood pundits love to talk about "sophomore slumps," the seemingly inevitable letdown that follows a successful debut. And while movie history is littered with films that prove the sophomore jinx is definitely real, Go is different -- proving that Liman's beloved Swingers was no mere flash in the pan.

For this outing, the filmmaker takes a script written by John August and creates yet another in a long line of Pulp Fiction clones. Don't let the comparison put you off, though -- Go certainly draws inspiration from Tarantino's often imitated but never duplicated crime film, but mostly just in the way it plays with narrative and timelines. Rather than follow hitmen and shady boxers, Liman's film is more interested in a group of young people whose paths cross on Christmas Eve. Add in a drug deal gone bad, a rave, and a trip to a Vegas strip club, and you can sort of tell what kind of stories you're in for.