Tag: vulgar auteurism

On Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994)

by Jennifer Valencia At 20 years old, Pulp Fiction (1994) is a classic to me.  It came out as I was becoming a teenager (somehow I managed to see it), and it had a major influence on me. This film, along with Reservoir Dogs (1992), and films like The Usual Suspects (1995), introduced me to a

On Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives (2013)

by Jacqueline Valencia (this analysis originally appeared at: http://jacquelinevalencia.com/2013/07/23/only-god-forgives-my-analysisreview/) My one problem with Only God Forgives was that it was sold as a hyper violent action, kickass fight flick with an intelligent twist. It’s not. It’s hyper violent and intelligently done. There’s little fighting in it though and you’re not going

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