Pulp Fiction
1994
*****
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis

Quentin Tarantino’s follow-up to Reservoir Dogs is a long but superb collection of intertwining stories set in the seedy corners of Los Angeles. His characters include two chatty mob hitmen, their ruthless boss, his druggy missus, a principled boxer and his French wife. The film’s cool characters, quotable dialogue, narrative trickery and terrific soundtrack have influenced dozens and dozens of weak imitations. The entire cast shines in these violent but funny stories. The screenplay by Tarantino and Roger Avary won an Oscar.