I like Quentin Tarantino's films.
I've not seen all of them yet but I've seen a few. Reservoir Dogs was one that I first saw back in 1993. It was a pirate of a laserdisc version that was doing the rounds at school at the time and having heard a lot about this allegedly amazing film, I gave it a shot.
This was at about the time when I had just started to immerse myself in films in a big…
"It's a metaphor for big dicks."
#47 on Berken's Favorite Movies Of All Time
It's telling, perhaps, that out of all his acting roles in his own and Robert Rodriguez' movies, Quentin Tarantino always feels most appropriately cast when he's a perverted storyteller, as in Reservoir Dogs and Desperado, or a sadistic bastard, as in Django Unchained.
For my money, the twisted glee that made him right for those roles and gives his movies much of their personality as a…
The art of storytelling is something that is not to be underestimated. Not only does Tarantino show in his directorial debut that he knows how to tell one, he also shows he knows how to add style, a good dose of veneer and thus makes something extraordinary out of something that has been done many times before.
In essence the premise is simple. A heist that goes wrong, shown in the preparation stage and the resulting messy aftermath. Nothing new…
"Eddie, you keep talking like a bitch, I'm gonna slap you like a bitch."
Tarantino's classic Reservoir Dogs was on Showtime last night so I couldn't in my right mind pass up a re-watch. It's been several years since I last re-watched it, but every time I do it holds up really well. Tarantino is known for great dialogue and that skill is definitely on display here. The film is very dialogue based so for it to work…
Film #26 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"Was that as good for you as it was for me?" - Mr Blonde
As a modern Wild Bunch, Reservoir Dogs carries a large amount of revolutionary cool with it. The central premises are similar (ageing criminals find themselves in a pickle after a bank robbery is thwarted by over-eager cops), as are the levels of…
Probably one of the cleanest Quentin Tarantino films I have seen so far. Ha, this film came out when I was born, LORD JESUS I'M JUST A BABY. But holy shit, this film was incredible. The whole cast, the whole fucking cast worked so well together, they were hysterical, the things these guys said were absolutely priceless. The whole film was intense and screaming with perfection. The script right off the bat you can tell that Quentin wrote it, it's…
Reservoir Dogs is Tarantino's thematically lightest movie. This is both a strength and a weakness. It's tighter, shorter, and full of more tension than anything else he's written since. But there's no subtext to it, no intellectual wolfly discussions, or arguments to be made about the nature of revenge, or anything. All it is is a story.
And what a fucking awesome story it is.
Since seeing this movie, I have never been able to hear Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You" without thinking of Michael Madsen and his dance as he tortured a captured policeman.
I watched this movie knowing nothing about it one night and I was hooked. Tarantino has a gift for dialogue like none other. I love the pop culture references, the snappiness of the exchanges and yes the profanity. The soundtrack for the movie was perfect, the juxtaposition…
This film tends to get overlooked quite regularly when it comes to ranking Tarantino's films. Which is a shame, because his debut may possibly be one of his very best. Everything that we've come to associate with his films is all in place here and without fault. The razor-sharp, endlessly quotable dialogue. The iconic characters who are just so fucking brilliant you can't help but like them, even if they have just shot their way out of a robbery. And…
res•er•voir – Noun:
1) A large lake used as a source of water supply.
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2) Follow (someone or their movements) closely and persistently
Mr. Tarantino is a director I shamefully have not explored enough of. His works emit both a feeling of adrenaline, and a sense of admiration towards any audience; those same feelings are ones I felt while…
Όλα αυτά που θελεί να πει με τις ταινίες του ο Ταραντινό, τα είπε όλα στην πρώτη του ταινία. Ο ίδιος δε το ξέρει αυτό και φαίνεται. Δε με πειράζει.
Tarantino's first outing takes a well-known concept, a botched robbery, and completely cuts out the middleman, giving us only the beginning and the aftermath to piece together.
This is interesting enough on it's own, but the mystery underneath it all, the all-round excellent performances, the beautifully written razor sharp dialogue and some extremely memorable sequences make this a really great 'crime-thriller' and could be one of QT's best (time and rewatches will be the test of that one).
Also Steve Buscemi gives arguably his second greatest performance (his best obviously being Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams)