Reservoir Dogs is one of those movies that takes you back. For me it's the mid 90s right at a time when I was starting to seriously consider working with movies. Tarantino was the newest and hottest thing in Hollywood and everyone wanted to be like him. I watched Reservoir Dogs over and over and over and even had it confiscated at school. Watching it again this afternoon I was a seeing it from a different perspective to my teenage counterpart. Back then I was swept up by its violent undertones and gritty language but now I am much more wrapped up in its flow. The panning shots. The slow zooms. The close ups... and the rhythm of dialogue. Its all so poetic and without sounding pretentious, its a masterstroke. The critics say it's derivative but that's obvious. It was influenced from a whole range of things.... but then so is every movie. Tarantino just copped shit because he wasn't educated thru film school... he was self taught. Add this factor to the mix and its one hell of an impressive film debut. I feel like I'm 15 again watching Dogs.