Tarantino's latest revenge fantasy seems, at first blush, to one-up the audacity of its predecessor Inglourious Basterds. Instead of Jews taking on the Nazis and winning, here we have an escaped slave (Jamie Foxx) taking on Southern slave owners and winning. But let's talk about audacity for a second. The plot of Basterds literally rewrote history. In comparison, Django Unchained… read more!
Movies Directed by Quentin Tarantino (in alphabetical order)
That Grindhouse fizzled at the box office may have something to do with the reality that most moviegoers don't have the same love for the exploitation films of the '70s and early '80s that Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez do. Still, while I am no big fan of either director, I got a visceral kick out of Grindhouse, their "double… read more!
I have to hand it to Quentin Tarantino: two decades into his career, he's still trying to find ways to turn his movies into theatrical events. This hasn't always worked out for him: his four-hour Kill Bill was sliced into two separate films for its theatrical run, and his experiment with Robert Rodriguez, Grindhouse, designed to emulate the fun of watching a double feature at a sleazy repertory theater (such… read more!
Seventeen years into Quentin Tarantino's career, you should know what to expect from one of his films: it will be long. It will be talky. It will have sporadic moments of sudden, gruesome violence. It will be loaded with pop culture references. It will feature a retro soundtrack that is hipper than hip. And so it continues with Inglourious Basterds,… read more!
So Quentin Tarantino is back. Was he missed? The reason his earlier work was so interesting may have been due to his writing partner Roger Avary. Once the two split ways after Pulp Fiction, the little that Tarantino wrote alone was either god-awful (From Dusk to Dawn, anyone?) or saved by good source material (Jackie Brown, adapted from the novel… read more!
What's funny about the release of this picture is that everybody's going around saying how much better it is than Kill Bill, Vol. 1 - e.g., how there is more character and plot development. Well, guess what, folks? That's because it's the second half of one long film. Take any movie, cut it in two, release the first half six… read more!