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Kill Bill: Vol. 1

96. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

I'm normally not the kind of person that is a huge fan of extreme violence or over the top action scenes (I still appreciate it from time to time), but Kill Bill: Vol. 1 is one of the exceptions for me. While watching this film, I just know that I'm in the hands of a masterful filmmaker, someone who is completely in control of his craft.
Tarantino is one of those directors that can make an ordinary story so much more interesting because of his exceptional vision and his extraordinary gift to make something as simple as walking, one billion times cooler to watch than it should be.

This first volume of the Kill Bill saga is so full of memorable and ridiculously stylized scenes that I can't help but revisiting its overblown universe from time to time when I'm in the mood for a big portion of entertaining escapism. Somehow it is extremely satisfying and refreshing to see a director with the visual skills of Tarantino make something as shamelessly and even daringly fun as this film.

This is the first Tarantino film on the list, but it should come as no surprise to most of you, that there will follow a few more.