Notes On A Film: Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino is a confident man – confident in his abilities as a film-maker, a scriptwriter, a salesman for his work, and the success of his place in cinema. It is what has allowed him to make relatively few films but at his own schedule, films that are overlong and…

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Notes On A Film: Inglourious Basterds

Oh, Quentin Tarantino, how you seem to frustrate me. Despite the critical acclaim, the box office and the Academy Award nominations, I feel somewhat differently towards Inglourious Basterds. And it's not just the spelling. There are really good things in this film and some really annoying things. The combination and…

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Film Review: Death Proof

Even with all the fake scratches, the added-on start to the film, the jumps in film, the loops of a small section, the black and white scene, the bad sound – this is still a good-looking movie. What it is not is a good movie. This is a shame, because…

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Film Review: Kill Bill Vol. 1

(Catching up with old film reviews – collect the series!) I'm a Tarantino film fan. The films he makes are aimed at film fans like me. So, I've loved his films so far. I don't like him as an actor, because I have some taste, but as a writer-director, he's…

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