Reservoir Dogs

Is this still Quentin Tarantino’s best film? There’s something to be said for the relative leanness of his tricksy tale of the fallout from a heist gone wrong, not to mention its lack of pretensions to genius and spectacle. It even has noir veteran Laurence Tierney giving it two-fisted bonafides. Drink every time the characters talk while sitting or standing in a circle. -Lee Gardner

1992 Dir. Quentin Tarantino 2.35:1 Color DCP 99 min.