“When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them, ‘no, I went to films.’” These are the words of Quentin Tarantino, master screenwriter, master movie director and walking movie encyclopaedia. He is a man who grew up with cinema, frequently taking trips to his local grindhouse theatre in his youth to giddily view an assortment of dodgy B-movies, exploitation flicks, kung-fu movies and spaghetti westerns. He is a lover of film who, luckily for us, decided one day to venture into the medium, armed with the necessary knowledge and an unrestrained passion for all things cinema.
At present, Tarantino is one of the most renowned, beloved and legendary American filmmakers in all of Hollywood, up there with the likes of Martin Scorsese and David Lynch. Since his big-screen debut in 1992, he has directed seven wonderful films that have inspired and beguiled aspiring filmmakers and general audiences the world over; also, he’s won a friggin’ Oscar. Without further ado, let’s take a look at his five best films; well, according to me, anyway. [Read more...]