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'Kill Bill' slays on at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

'Kill Bill' slays on at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Misguided though it may have been to cleave “Kill Bill” in two, the decision yielded more than just a maddening exercise in delayed gratification and ruptured narrative. It separated the individual flavors, genres and tonal extremities of Quentin Tarantino’s sprawling revenge epic into two distinct yin-and-yang halves, capable of being savored in isolation even when screened back-to-back. 

“Kill Bill: Vol. 1” is pure kinetic bombardment and nihilistic attitude — playful, unrelenting and largely dialogue-free. “Kill Bill: Vol. 2” is like a soulful palate cleanser, longer on verbiage and richer in emotion. The...