THE FILMS OF QUENTIN TARANTINO, RANKED
- •Reservoir DogsTremendously difficult to rank these top two. Here's the argument for Reservoir -- is there a frame of the movie you would change?
- •Pulp FictionWas so excited to see it, that when the film's release was delayed by a week, called Miramax and told them I was the editor of my school's (nonexistent) film journal and I needed to attend a press screening to meet our publication deadline. Was the youngest person in the screening and, despite that, it played great and exceeded my sky-high expectations.
- •Inglorious BasterdsBest last shot of any film in the canon.
- •Django UnchainedI can't remember a film prior to Django so starkly conveying the atrocities of slavery. Not only is the film not overwhelmed by that portrayal, but it seamlessly weaves in humor and music from Jim Croce, Rick Ross, John Legend, Richie Havens, Johnny Cash, and Ennio Morricone -- and it's only number four on this list.
- •Jackie BrownThe shot of Pam Greer sitting in the fitting room and looking into the mirror (showing for the first time how scared she really is) -- that's as good as it gets.
- •Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2Imagine how much greater these movies would have been with Warren Beatty, who was originally set to play the role of Bill.