Tag Archives: Quentin Tarantino

Jackie Brown

SIX PLAYERS ON THE TRAIL OF A HALF A MILLION IN CASH. THERE’S ONLY ONE QUESTION… WHO’S PLAYING WHO? At the same time as she’s having an affair with her bondsman (Robert Forster), flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) makes deals with a gun runner (Samuel L. Jackson) and an ATF agent (Michael Keaton). Quentin … Continue reading Jackie Brown

The Hateful Eight

NO ONE COMES UP HERE WITHOUT A DAMN GOOD REASON. After the Civil War, two bounty hunters (Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell) and a prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) arrive at a stagecoach lodge during a blizzard in Wyoming where they are trapped with four strangers. The first movie to be shot in Ultra Panavision 70 … Continue reading The Hateful Eight

Reservoir Dogs: Stuck in the Middle With Mr. White

LET’S GO TO WORK. Producer Lawrence Bender first met Quentin Tarantino, a former video-store clerk, at a party in 1989 and was immediately intrigued. Their later collaboration would result in Reservoir Dogs and the beginning of a beautiful friendship that would elevate both men to fame and fortune. This film has become one of the … Continue reading Reservoir Dogs: Stuck in the Middle With Mr. White

Django Unchained

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF VENGEANCE.   In 1858, a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) buys a slave, Django (Jamie Foxx), and makes a deal with him: if Django helps him identify three wanted brothers, he’s a free man. With Quentin Tarantino, you know what you’re getting – this unashamedly blood-soaked, overlong spaghetti Western … Continue reading Django Unchained

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

HE’S NOT SELLING OUT, HE’S BUYING IN. In Super Size Me (2004), Morgan Spurlock spent a month eating nothing but McDonald’s food. In this documentary, he’s selling out to any company that’s prepared to invest in his new movie about product placement and advertising in TV shows and films. Spurlock sure likes to subject himself … Continue reading The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Inglourious Basterds: Putting Out Fire

A BASTERD’S WORK IS NEVER DONE. Quentin Tarantino loves crappy B movies, especially if they were made with a sense of humor and by a filmmaker who had at least some sense of style. He’s built his entire career on this infatuation, but one thing has always been clear – Tarantino is considerably more gifted … Continue reading Inglourious Basterds: Putting Out Fire

Kill Bill Vol. 1

IN THE YEAR 2003, UMA THURMAN WILL KILL BILL. Quentin Tarantino’s first movie in six years lacks his expected dialogue and there isn’t much of a story. One is left in awe, however, of his creative mind – every scene is packed with ideas and influences from so many cultural sources. As The Bride, an … Continue reading Kill Bill Vol. 1

Planet Terror

FULLY LOADED. A deadly biochemical agent is released into the air, turning its victims into zombies; a group of survivors in Texas try to save themselves. Director Robert Rodriguez’s homage to old 1970s sleaze flicks certainly looks like one (there’s even a reel “missing”!) and goes very nicely together with Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. This film may … Continue reading Planet Terror

Death Proof

A WHITE-HOT JUGGERNAUT AT 200 MILES PER HOUR! A retired stuntman (Kurt Russell) drives around the South in his old “death-proof“ car and tries to charm women; the question is if they can survive a ride with him. The second part of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez experiment Grindhouse certainly looks like one of those old exploitation flicks that … Continue reading Death Proof

Little Nicky

YOU KNOW HIS NUMBER. YOU KNOW HIS NAME. AND NOW YOU WILL MEET… HIS SON.  When his nasty brothers wreak havoc on Earth, Satan’s overly sweet son Nicky (Adam Sandler) has to bring them back to Hell. Every Sandler movie may be hell to some, but this really is one of his worst. The star … Continue reading Little Nicky