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1. Inglorious Basterds (cinematically, and structurally the most mature and put together. I love everything about this movie).
2. Pulp Fiction (intensely original)
3. Jackie Brown (a movie for adults. imagine that)
4. Reservoir Dogs (revolutionary, but easy to see it's a first time director's movie)
5. Kill Bill Vol1 (nice homage, but not my favorite genre)
6. Kill Bill Vol2 (ditto)
7. Deathproof (Kurt Russell was great, but too much vamping by the actresses, which I guess was intentional, but even for QT doing a grindhouse flick, it was over-the-top).
I'd like to see QT tackle more Elmore Leonard books with the same approach that he did with Jackie Brown (based on Elmore Leonard's book Rum Punch), but I also can't argue with his original scripts.
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Pulp Fiction is pretty much a perfect movie. (The only flaw is Tarantino's casting of himself in a pretty important part).
Reservoir Dogs is great, but it has a flaw that all movies with Harvey Keital as the lead actor have - that being Harvey Keital as the lead actor. (I love Keital just not in 100 minute stretches).
Jackie Brown is better in theory than in execution. (Similar problem as Reservoir Dogs. Obviously, you need Pam Grier in order to make a Pam Grier movie. But Pam Grier is not a very good actress).
I love both Kill Bill movies. The only frustrating thing for me about them is Tarantino is not prolific enough to fully justify 4 hours of a genre exercise. With Steven Soderbergh, it's easier to go down these weird paths, because he is making two movies a year. If you don't really like The Girlfriend Experiment, you will get something else in 8 months. With Tarantino, you are waiting three or four years. Django Unchained might leave me with the same feeling. I'm worried that he is going to be playing in a genre that I kind of hate and it's going to be frustrating.
Inglorious Basterds is a hoot. It was the first movie where I felt him really having fun since Pulp Fiction.
I haven't seen Deathproof. I have no great desire to do so. I'm not really convinced that grindhouse films were something that really needed to be celebrated.
As an aside, I saw an interview with him a few years ago, where he said he wanted to do a modern softcore film. I would love to see him do some kind of modern retelling of a 70s Euro sex comedy or something. I have no idea how he could cast it though.
I would also like to see him just do something middle of the road, just for giggles. Like, who wouldn't want to see a Tarantino version of a stupid Kate Hudson rom-com?
But, like I said, he's not really prolific enough to do everything we would like.
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Didn't think this one would be close and it isn't. Pulp Fiction is an amazing movie. I would've selected Kill Bill I as his 2nd best. Tarantino is probably my favorite director of all time.
Really tough, but I have to go Pulp Fiction. That might have been the most important film in decades. I still remember very clearly the first time I saw it when I was 17 at the movie theater at Montgomery Mall. Told all of my friends they had to see it immediately, and I was back at the theater watching it again within a week.
And maybe I would be saying Reservoir Dogs if I had seen it first. But I didn't.
True Romance is one of my all-time favorite movies. Gotta go with that one for writing. But Natural Born Killers is no slouch on that front. Let us pause for a second and remember how insanely creepy Rodney Dangerfield (RIP) was in that movie. Take his act and twist it just a little dark and...wow
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Wow Kill Bill only gets 4 votes? I understand that Kill Bill 2 sucked but part 1 was Epic.
LOL poor Grindhouse
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I have all of his films. I have to say Pulp Fiction then Reservoir Dogs. But I love all of his movies he's wrote or directed.
Res dogs was such a unique movie... And my personal favorite....
Pulp is a close 2nd.
The rest? Blah... Kill bill sucked, grind house was embarrassingly bad and basterds kinda sucked too.
Jackie brown was just ok,
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It also didn't help that was the year No Country For Old Men came out. I honestly think Inglorious Basterds and There Will Be Blood majorly suffered in the comparison to No Country. No Country was an incredibly tight movie without a single misplaced line, shot, or scene. The whole thing was pitch perfect, it was basically a perfectly made film... and the contrast with those other two movies was stark.
Jackie Brown was pretty awesome. Yeah Pam Greer was hot even then. She was absolutely amazing back in her prime. Bridgette Fonda was pretty hot in that movie too.
EDIT: Actually IB came out in 2009, two years after No Country. It came out the same film year as True Grit. That's what I was thinking of in the comparison.
Winter's Bone was the best movie that year though.
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