Death Proof

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“Kurt Russell in a role that Mickey Rourke turned down. Open the door so the whiff can leave the room.” - Mark Kermode, BBC Radio 5live

The eight-and-three-quarterth film by Quentin Tarantino. Mark hated it so much that he refused to applaud Tarantino at Cannes, even when asked to by William Friedkin (who had let Tarantino use the music from Cruising in the movie).

Centres on a group of women who talk like Quentin Tarantino – indeed, everyone talks like Quentin Tarantino, apart from Quentin Tarantino, who can’t deliver his own lines like himself thanks to his staggeringly bad acting.

Death Proof was the subject of a quite superb Kermodian rant, culminating in a lawyer-style speech which described Tarantino as "a money-grabbing sell-out who can’t write, can’t direct and has run out of ideas".