Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.30pm
This is screening as part of the cinema's Classic Films season. More details here.
Time Out review:
'A sprawling, discursive fresco: three stories bookended by a
prologue and epilogue. In the first story, a mobster (John Travolta) is
charged with looking after the irresponsible wife (Uma Thurman) of his
vengeful boss. In the second, a washed-up boxer (Willis) tries to trick
the Mob by failing to throw a fight. And in the third, two hitmen
(Travolta and Jackson) carry out a job, only to call on the services of a
'cleaner' (Harvey Keitel) when it gets messier than planned. It's the
way Tarantino embellishes and, finally, interlinks these old chestnuts
that makes the film alternately exhilarating and frustrating. There's
plenty of sharp, sassy, profane dialogue, and there are plenty of acute,
funny references to pop culture, though the talk sometimes delays
the action, and the references sometimes seem self-consciously arch.
And there are, too, the sudden lurches between humour and violence
- shocking, but without moral depth. What writer/director
Tarantino lacks, as yet, is the maturity to invest his work with
might provoke a heartfelt emotional response to his characters. Very entertaining, none the less.'
Here is the trailer