Tagged with quentin tarantino

The ‘D’ Is Silent: Django Unchained Trailer

The ‘D’ Is Silent: Django Unchained Trailer


I’ll just leave this right here. My tendency to go hot-and-cold on the films of Quentin Tarantino* is well-known; the fact that I am almost robbed of words to describe my feelings toward the teaser for his latest, Django Unchained, should speak highly of its quality**. From Christoph Waltz devouring the screen with the same satisfaction … Continue reading

Untangling Worth and Appreciation in Film

Untangling Worth and Appreciation in Film


Not too long ago I wrote a piece about Quentin Tarantino and my personal stances on him, both as a filmmaker and as a personality in cinema, and his body of work. Specifically, I discussed at length the dichotomy I experience being both highly critical of his work while simultaneously admiring his undeniable talent behind … Continue reading

Review: The Dead Man’s Shoes, 2004, dir. Shane Meadows

Review: The Dead Man’s Shoes, 2004, dir. Shane Meadows


Eye-catching stylishness and cool fight scenes have almost become the barometers by which a revenge film is measured in contemporary pop culture, rather than the protagonist’s quest for vengeance. Take Kill Bill, Quentin Tarantino’s bloated homage to all things cinematic which he adores, from chambara movies to kung fu flicks to spaghetti Westerns; the aesthetic … Continue reading

Movies That Matter: The Boondock Saints

Movies That Matter: The Boondock Saints


There shouldn’t be any lead-in toward my feelings on this movie, so I’ll just say it: I absolutely loathe The Boondock Saints. Like, really, really hate it. It is not by any stretch of the means the worst or most incompetent movie that I’ve seen, but without a doubt one of the vilest and most … Continue reading