Ladies and gentlemen, synchronize your watches. Mike Figgis's bold experiment is driven by the striking visual conceit a gimmick, you might say of four interrelated stories unfolding on screen simultaneously and in real time. It's demanding, but
don't be put off by memories of old-fashioned split-screen effects; the stories are genuinely gripping and surprisingly easy to follow, especially since Figgis mutes the sound on three of the four segments at any given time. Lauren (Jeanne Tripplehorn) suspects her lover Rose (Salma Hayek) of
infidelity; on the way to an audition for hip producer Alex Green (Stellan Skarsgard), Lauren bugs Rose's purse and spe...