Pulp Fiction – Number One modern classic
Words say more than a thousand words. No typo here, I meant what I said, and therefore I will spare you my ramblings and quote Entertainment Weekly: “t’s a low-down dirty tale of L.A. hitmen, palookas, and femmes fatales — and also a time-warping, mind-bending work of movie-mad genius. It’s a feast of ultraviolent thrills — and also a heady pop-literate consideration of surf rock, foot massages, diner culture, and honor among scoundrels. You’d be hard-pressed, by now, to name a moment from Quentin Tarantino‘s film that isn’t iconic. Its revolutionary structure (John Travolta dies…then lives!) opened a new universe of mainstream storytelling, but the eternal joy of Pulp Fiction is that it recast the future of movies by living, so thrillingly, in the moment.” I could not have said it any better. Depending on how our poll ends (cast your vote!), we might pick this modern classic for a little retrospective later this summer.