Dir. Quentin Tarantino. USA 1994. 2h 34m. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman
Quentin Tarantino’s second film took the world by storm winning the Palme d’Or and a Best Original Screenplay Oscar. Independent American cinema would never be the same again.
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in this postmodern masterpiece.
“A spectacularly entertaining piece of pop culture.” ~ Todd McCarthy, Variety
“Tarantino’s dialogue, with its densely propulsive, almost lawyerly fervor, its peppery comic blend of literacy and funk, has more snap and fight than most directors’ action scenes.” ~ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
James Luxford is a film critic for Radio Times, City AM, Picturehouse Presents, and BBC Radio Oxford. He has written on film for The Guardian, Little White Lies and Empire Magazine. He’s a regular Q&A host, and has appeared on BBC One’s South Today. Outside of film, James also writes about LGBTQ issues and travel.