Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Friday, November 13 - Saturday, November 14, 2015

DCP projection

“Fun and games from Tarantino, firmly in fanboy mode here. KILL BILL is ‘not about real life, it’s just about other movies’, as QT puts it, adding: ‘When the characters in Reservoir Dogs go to the movies, these are the movies they see.’ Which makes it, what? Escapism twice removed? For my money, what’s richest in Tarantino is the intersection of genre and reality – but Kill Bill is exactly the kind of movie-movie an action geek would dream of. Just as RZA’s score samples Morricone, Herrmann and Quincy Jones, cameraman Robert Richardson’s dazzling visual iconography comes from The Bride Wore Black, Nikita and Modesty Blaise, Takashi Miike and Seijun Suzuki, Akira Kurosawa and Sergio Leone, Kinji Fukasaku and Brian De Palma, Shaw Brothers’ chop socky, Jack Hill blaxploitation and ’70s TV schlock – and there’s even a cool animé section. According to Godard, all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun, and Tarantino takes him at his word – throwing in a samurai sword for good measure… The Bride (Thurman) used to hang with the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, until Bill ordered the team to turn her wedding into a bloodbath. She comes to four years later, squares things with Vernita Green (Fox), then heads East on the trail of O-Ren Ishi (Liu). Two down, three to go.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Running Time 111 minutes
  • Director Quentin Tarantino