On the eve of the release of director Quentin Tarantino’s new epic Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood, the critics group picks their favorite QT films.
July 25, 2019 — The Atlanta Film Critics Circle has announced its choices for the top 10 favorite films directed by multiple-Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino ahead of the release of the hotly-anticipated opus Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell and dozens of other actors featured in cameo roles.
Although Tarantino has only directed eight features prior to “Once Upon a Time,” vote organizer and AFCC co-founder Michael Clark came up with a way to make it a traditional industry “Top 10” list. “Although Tarantino considers his “Kill Bill Vol.1 and Vol. 2” to be a single film, its two halves came out in different years with radically different tones,” Clark said. He added “by considering ‘Vol. 1’ and ‘Vol. 2’ separately and adding the Tarantino directed ‘The Man from Hollywood’ segment of the anthology film ‘Four Rooms’ into the mix we were able to make this a true Top 10.”
“It’s no wonder a critics group would want to celebrate Quentin Tarantino’s unique output in this way. He is the American cinema’s premiere archivist of low- and highbrow pop culture” says AFCC co-founder Felicia Feaster. “His always inventive films drop references to spaghetti westerns, yakuza films, grindhouse fare and the French New Wave and so much more in his delirious ambles through film history.”
1. PULP FICTION (1994)
2. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009)
3. RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)
4. JACKIE BROWN (1997)
5. KILL BILL, VOLUME 2 (2003)
6. KILL BILL, VOLUME 1 (2004)
7. DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012)
8. THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015)
9. DEATH PROOF (2007)
10. THE MAN FROM HOLLYWOOD from FOUR ROOMS (1995)
ABOUT THE AFCC:
Co-founded in 2017 by longtime Atlanta film critics Felicia Feaster and Michael Clark, the Atlanta Film Critics Circle is comprised of a dynamic mix of Atlanta-based critics working in newspaper, magazine and online journalism. The AFCC’s mission is to establish a national presence for an Atlanta based film critics group and to foster a vibrant film culture in Atlanta, already home to an exploding film production presence.