Podcast, Episode 5: The Films of Quentin Tarantino


The Patron Saint of American Film, Quentin Tarantino, has directed some Colin’s favorite movies, including Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Kill Bill Vol. 1.

Colin saw the Hateful Eight, and he discusses that wild ride, along with the rest of the Tarantino oeuvre. Also, Colin talks about a New Year’s Eve watching of A Clockwork Orange, why he’s not a big fan of The Big Lebowski, and why he wants to call the movie Planet Terror “Planet World.”

As always, this episode was brought to you by the Northern Neck, featuring camo, roadside trash on 205, restaurants that close for months at a time, No Trespassing Signs, and the Blizzard of 2016.

Here is a list of how Colin ranks Tarantino’s movies, with number one being the best:

  1. Pulp Fiction: genius, top 10 all-time favorite
  2. Kill Bill Vol. 1: genius, top 20 favorite
  3. Reservoir Dogs: genius, top 50 favorite
  4. Django Unchained: very good to great
  5. Hateful Eight: very good to great
  6. Kill Bill Vol 2: disappointing, with some great scenes
  7. Jackie Brown: disappointing, but with some good scenes
  8. Death Proof: not so great


Colin Woodward is the author of Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2014). He works at Stratford Hall in Virginia and is writing a book on Johnny Cash.

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