Lauren Wilford at Christ and Pop Culture:

A fictional bride helped me be a better woman, but it wasn’t Princess Buttercup. It was The Bride (Uma Thurman), the furious hero of Quentin Tarantino’s two-part revenge epic Kill Bill.

Skeptical? I think Lauren would understand that. But you’ve got to read this. It’ll all become clear to you.

I’ve been a fan of Lauren’s writing for several years — she wrote a guest review of Spike Jonze’s Her for this site that I’m grateful she contributed, and her meditation at Filmwell on Ruby Sparks and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl phenomenon was fantastic.

But this piece about Kill Bill and what it means to be a woman… it’s right up there with the best pieces she’s written. Don’t miss it.