Quentin Tarantino has been reflecting on yet another year of cinema as he picked out some of his favourite pictures of the past 12 months.
The director, currently on a heavy promotional campaign of his blockbuster film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as awards season closes in, has been discussing some of the best films to hit the big screen this year.
Film columnist Pete Hammond, who was attending the 2019 Governors Awards, revealed that a conversation with Tarantino led to the director naming Alexandre Aja’s disaster horror film Crawl as his number one.
“Tarantino told me that, as incredible as he says it might sound, he thinks his favourite film so far this year just might be — wait for it — Crawl,” Hammond wrote for Deadline. “That’s right, the alligators-in-a-hurricane movie directed by Alexandre Aja that Paramount released a couple of weeks before QT’s movie came out in July.”
He added: “Tarantino says it impressed him in every way, in terms of pure filmmaking.”
The film, written by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen, stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper as a daughter and father who, along with their pet dog, have become trapped in the aftermath of a Category 5 hurricane and are being hunted by alligators.
See the trailer, below.