Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Uma Thurman plays the vengeful Bride in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill, Vol. 1."

In December, the Cap Times Classic Movie Chat warmed the cockles of your heart with the uplifting classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

For January, we’re going in a different direction. To put it mildly.

The January movie we’ll be watching and talking about is “Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” Quentin Tarantino’s bloody mash-up of all his favorite movie obsessions, from kung fu movie to action thriller. Uma Thurman was Oscar-nominated for her role as The Bride, a former assassin who hunts down her former crew one by one after they crash (I mean, really crash) her wedding.

It’s a fun movie, and in light of Tarantino’s almost assured Oscar nomination for “Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood,” will be interesting to revisit. The screening is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Marcus Point Cinemas, 7825 Big Sky Drive. Tickets are only $6 and are on sale now.

The screening is part of a month of Tarantino movies at Point — "Reservoir Dogs" is screening tonight, "Pulp Fiction" on Jan. 15, and "Kill Bill, Vol. 2" on Jan. 29. (Would have loved to have seen the sublime "Jackie Brown" on the big screen again, but you can't have everything.)

Hope to see you there!

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Rob Thomas is the features editor and social media editor for the Capital Times, as well as its film critic. He joined the Cap Times in 1999 and has written about movies, music, food and books.