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Spotlight on—Gender Performativity in Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs

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There are traces in all of them of appropriation and pastiche, irony, as well as a reworking of history with social constructionism very much in mind. Definitively breaking with older humanist approaches and the films and tapes that accompanied identity politics, these works are irreverent, energetic, alternately minimalist and excessive. Above all, they’re full of […]

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Spotlight on Two of Reservoir Dogs’ Deleted Scenes

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The first thing to notice about the deleted scenes included on the Reservoir Dogs special edition DVD is the picture quality. The picture is lined with scratches and pocks, slightly washed out, and full of Grindhouse appeal. It’s fun to think about what the film would’ve looked like with this deconstructed, self-consciously retro style. It […]