Quentin Tarantino

The Hateful Eight Review

The Hateful Eight Review

RATING: (4 STARS) There was some blood spilled at a Wyoming haberdashery some time after the Civil War. Well, a fictional Wyoming haberdashery, but still … boy, there was some blood. It’s the time and place of Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, the very appropriately titled The Hateful Eight. The blood is nothing new in a […]

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 11

It’s the Pictures Podcast: Episode 11

It’s the Pictures is all about the Criterion Collection this week. John and Max look at the films released thus far in 2016 in the Collection and talk about their must-own titles, just in time for the bi-annual B&N sale. They also discuss the possibility of Quentin Tarantino retiring and the trailers for Jeff Nichols’s […]

Django Unchained Review

Django Unchained Review

RATING: (4 STARS) With Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has turned wholly satisfying filmmaking into a science. Sure, this film might not be as emotionally affecting as Jackie Brown. It might not be as novel as Reservoir Dogs, as ambitious as Pulp Fiction, as playful as Kill Bill, or as bold and audacious as Inglourious Basterds. […]

Battle Royale Review

Battle Royale Review

RATING: (4 STARS) When Quentin Tarantino named Battle Royale as his favorite movie of the past 20 years, my interest was immediately piqued. After researching the film, however, I had little desire to watch it. Who’d want to spend two hours watching children kill one another? It sounds despicable and horrifying. Well, something called The […]

Kill Bill Review

Kill Bill Review

RATING: (4 STARS) I’m choosing to write about both volumes of Quentin Tarantino’s epic samurai revenge saga “Kill Bill” in one article because they are so inextricably linked. More so than even “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, these two films feel as if they should be one. For the longest time, I refused to […]

Inglourious Basterds Review

Inglourious Basterds Review

RATING: (4 STARS) You know something, Quentin Tarantino. I think this just might be your masterpiece. Inglourious Basterds is a truly audacious film from one of my all-time favorite directors. Not many filmmakers can rewrite history, but Tarantino does and succeeds with flying colors. The film, a fusion of war films and spaghetti westerns, has […]