I just saw my favorite movie of the year thus far: Kill Bill. I’m not sure that it’s the best movie of the year, but it may be the most well crafted. Tarantino once again shows that he can not only make violence look like the most beautiful thing in the world, but he can do so with pinache and verve. His choices for music, as always, are just perfect for any given scene. Uma Thurman gives an outstanding performance as The Bride, and unfortunately I think the subtlety of her work in this film will be vastly overshadowed by people commenting on the bloodshed. Plus, it has David Carradine in it.
For anyone who enjoys the aesthetic of violence at all, or likes the Tarantino aesthetic, this film is his return to greatness.