So you’ve finally watched Pulp Fiction…What do you do next?


My Cinema shame for February is a serious one indeed. Whenever in discussions with my film loving friends there can never be a moment that Pulp Fiction is not mentioned. There is not a conversation that can happen without having the greatest film of all time according to some be brought up. Genius. Masterpiece. Magnum Opus. These are just some of the words used to describe Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar winning 1994 film.

Now that I have finally seen it, am I officially on the bandwagon? My answer is no. Now before I am crucified, let me say that I did not dislike the movie at all. I just did not love it with all my heart and soul as so many others have.

I have finally seen all of Tarrantino’s work. And I am a fan. However when it comes to overall enjoyability, Pulp Fiction is lower on the list of his films. I would personally rank them as follows:

Django Unchained
Kill Bill (Vol 1&2)
Reservoir Dogs
Inglorious Basterds
Pulp Fiction
Death Proof
Jackie Brown

I never have been a fan of films that have multiple stories that are linked together by some common theme. I don’t mind non-linearity so I was fine with that element. I think another thing that I was not a fan of was the dialogue which I know people say is Tarantino’s greatest strength, but I just find it tedious so often throughout the film. I do however love Sam Jackson’s rant. Now I finally know what “Say What again” means.

I did not dislike Pulp Fiction. I just did not see the overwhelming greatness that others have felt. At least I can finally admit to seeing it. I’ll await my condemnation later.

Confession of Shame by @deacon05oc

Twelve Never Seen

by Eric Jones

In my family I am the movie man. I’m the one everyone comes to for Anything cinema related. 9.9 times out of 10 if you ask me if I’ve seen a movie. I’ve seen it. Most of the time if it’s considered a classic, I have seen it. What tends to slip through the cracks are films that are classics of pop culture, those movies that the masses have seen that have become mainstays in common conversation. If someone says they have never seen Star Wars or The Maltese Falcon, it’s no big deal. Yet I incur the wrath of hell for not yet have seeing Pulp Fiction or Anchorman. Well I am here to atone for my film loving sins. Behold this list of 12 that I have never achieved viewership for. I shall view 1 per month and I pray I shall be forgiven by the pop culture masses.

I’m not sure yet on which one I will watch and what the order will be. but some of these I do own and other are currently on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video so I will watch according those schedules as well.

1. Fargo
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Enter The Dragon
5. Anchorman
6. White Heat
7. Barbarella
8. The Goonies
9. 3:10 To Yuma (The Original)
10. Friday the 13th (The Original)
11. Old School
12. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation