There may not be any independent film more important than Reservoir Dogs. It's a small little film that shows so much talent from Quentin Tarantino in his feature-film directing debut. Despite it's potentially loud and chaotic premise, following a botched robbery and the tense aftermath between the team of robbers, told in a non-linear manner no less, Tarantino tells this story with a quiet sense of nuance. It's essentially all dialogue, as the group of robbers try to find out how their robbery went wrong and figure out who a potential police informant, which really highlights Tarantino's strong writing that's chock-full of fast conversations and profanity. It's mostly set in one location, which keeps things constrained but never boring. Tarantino gets great performances from his cast, ranging from Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel to Tim Roth and Michael Madsen all filling their roles perfectly. It's a hard film to truly describe in any way other than brilliant, setting the stage for one of the most promising voices in filmmaking.