Kill Bill (Vol. 1 and 2)

An exhilarating, genre-bending demonstration of both Tarantino’s wide love of film and technical command. Tarantino’s first three films are excellently written and conceptually brilliant, but have nothing like the thrilling scale (or budget!) of Kill Bill, his most stylish film. Kill Bill definitely lacks the substance of Jackie Brown or Inglorious Basterds – although I…

Tangerine (2015)

Very funny, very tragic, very well-done. The L.A. lighting was gorgeous and you’d never tell the film was shot on iPhones. While I feel like some characters intended to be likeable didn’t quite connect with me, the film definitely had an appealing profound sense of humanity. An excellently done slice-of-life film. I give it three…