All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Go for the kill.
An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill, and other members of their assassination circle. But "The Bride" lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who wronged her, saving Bill for last.
Quentin Tarantino is a true film fan; not cynical, not pretentious, just a fan who loves genre films, loves giving his audience a new way of seeing them and loves to have fun with each and every thing he does to make old things new again. Kill Bill Vol. 1 is just this: the fun, swashbuckling, energetic and completely and utterly awesome work of a fan who will do his best to make us fans by the end; and at this he more than succeeds.
Everything is strategic. The sharp writing of the story of The Bride on her road to retribution to those wronged her, is glimpsed at the beginning, but unfolded with each vital detail and flowing moment…
I have an odd relationship with the Kill Bill films because whilst I love volume one I find the second installment a self-indulgent bore, albeit with fleeting moments of brilliance. It is a real shame I so dislike volume two because as enjoyable as this film is it still feels very much what it is; the first half of an incomplete story.
Getting my grievances with the series as a whole out of the way it is impossible to ignore how much fun volume one truly is. Essentially a love letter to Asian exploitation cinema, it is an exuberant, and admittedly indulgent, explosion of film and genre references. Whilst it wears those references for all to see (Lady Snowblood being…
"Kill Bill" is definitely a fantastic revenge movie with ultra-cool action scenes and remarkable cinematography.
The fight scenes are so bloody, violence, stylish and really the highlight of this film. Uma thurman is so cool as the leader in her role of 'The Bride' and I can honestly say that she is perfect-match with Tarantino's movies.
Overall "Kill Bill" is one of the best revenge movies ever made with unforgettable fight scenes and amazing soundtrack.
“Well, a sure and steady hand did this. This ain’t no squirrelly amateur. This is the work of a salty dog. You can tell by the cleanliness of the carnage. Now a kill-crazy rampage though it may be, all the colors are kept within the lines. If you was a moron, you could almost admire it.”
The other day, as I was walking home from work, the sky began to darken. While checking my bag for an umbrella, I thought to myself, “Tut tut, it looks like rain.” (It was a kneejerk notion; it took some time before I tracked its origins to Winnie the Pooh.) That, in turn, led to Bambi’s “Little April Shower” running through my head, and…
Kill Bill is like a gourmet doublecheese burger: the perfect amount of ketchup accompanied by a delicious slice of cheese. Quentin Tarantino's fourth film follows the story of The Bride, who, four years after being shot in the head on the day of her own wedding, wakes from a coma and decides it's time to pay the bills. Having been betrayed by her former boss and by his deadly squad of assassins, this is a fight to the death that she did not start but is determined to finish.
One of Quentin's strongest features is the way he presents and develops his badass characters, and The Bride might be one of his best creations, but let's not forget the characters…
Confessing you’re not a fan of Tarantino’s work is never easy, but here is one of those lost souls. If you’ve seen one of his films you’ve seen all of them in my opinion (obviously leaving Pulp Fiction out of this discussion) and nothing inside of me seems to care one bit about the lacklustre endings that finalise every single one of his pictures: what’s the point of killing every character if it isn’t even a surprise anymore? Kill Bill: Vol. 1 might be a minor anomaly for its sheer B-movie feel during its insane fight-scenes that even I cannot deny were entertaining to some extent, but to care about ‘The Bride’ is not something that I see myself capable. Perhaps that is not the point of the movie, but sheer action has never really been my thing to begin with. In other words, sorry for clogging up your activity streams with this. Love, Dirk.
The wife had never seen this before, so we gave it a go last night. I believe it might have been her first QT movie, from start to finish. After being spoiled with Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, this first part definitely feels a bit lacking when it comes to Tarantino's wonderful dialogue, and it's all surface pleasure and thrills (the really great stuff is in Vol. 2, of course). But man...what surface pleasures and thrills. This was Tarantino and Menke operating like a well-oiled machine -- it moves so quickly, darting in and out of exploitation, anime, martial arts and comedy. I imagine that if you put a film projector in Tarantino's head, this is what you would see.…
The Bride Wore Yellow
Puberty is not a recent memory for me. I say this because it’s easy to see how this picture might appeal to adolescent males—yet, by and large, its real craft will be lost on the majority of that demographic.
In spite of the wholesale carnage and body count, the hacked limbs, the gushing, geysering blood and gurgling sounds, I like this movie. Maybe it’s the fusion of genres and styles; maybe it’s all in the telling. But it’s not merely a matter of the triumph of style over substance, exactly.
The film works so well not only because it’s visually (and musically) satisfying, but also because it never takes itself seriously. You realize this from the…
Review In A Nutshell:
A week after my recent viewing of Death Proof, I said to myself that I would continue on my viewing of Quentin Tarantino’s catalogue, but just like my Disney marathon, I decided to take a break and absorb other films that I have yet seen. What was supposed to be a small break became a month, and with each passing day, my motivation became less and less driven, seeking comfort from other cravings. It only this morning that I felt like watching something with energy, wanted to postpone my viewing of Mike Leigh’s Vera Drake and Thomas McCarthy’s The Station Agent.
Like any of Tarantino’s films, I come into another viewing with higher expectations the last,…
Happy Birthday Mr. Tarantino.
When I was a kid, mother mine told me to stop watching certain films. You see, I was easily influenced. Everything I saw, I wanted to do.
I am now 21. There is nothing more that I want now then to become a samurai assassin. Or a yakuza boss. Or a snake charmer.
I don't know why I put off this two-parter. I think somewhere in my teens something made me dislike Uma Thurman. For many years I thought people exaggerated these films. I refused to watch them because I felt I knew I wouldn't like them. But holy hell...I can now not only say proudly that I've seen them, I now know Uma Thurman is tits.
Such a cool…
Quentin Tarantino is obviously a very talented director, which is why I wish he didn't just make trash.
A lot of people like Kill Bill for its feminism (really?), choreography, and self-awareness, but this last example is the primary reason why I didn't enjoy it. In the scene where the Bride confronts Vivica A. Fox and there's that weird sound effect/music, I immediately groaned. I realized it was going to be THAT movie.
The sound effects and every bit of Tarantino's style in this film frustrated me. I understand that Tarantino appreciates martial arts and Samurai films, but he doesn't actually do anything original. It's all stuff we've seen before.
The major fight scene towards the end is actually pretty…
Tarantino knows how to entertain people, and there is no question about this. The important thing is that he does this with grace and rich concept, something a lot of action movies lack.
The exploration of the language of animes is something that caught my attention and made me cherrish the director's work. That is one of the most clear actions of a director for those who doesn't understand the filmmaking process.
My favorite Tarantino movie though is Death Proof still. I'm just hoping Vol. 2 changes mind.
Also, how the hell does Tarantino find such awesome musics for the soundtrack? I imagine he has a personal music oracle.
Such Tarantino film, much wow. Uma Thurman is fearsome, and her character's battle with Lucy Liu's is a highlight of the film. As with most other Tarantino works, it's full of blood and the most f*cked up sides of humanity, but for a purpose. If you've never watched a Tarantino movie first, start with Inglourious Basterds before watching this—unless you're used to intense horror movies or something.
I'm still in awe of this movie's photography.
I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…