Wednesday, April 17 2013
In his latest work, Quentin Tarantino re-establishes his reputation as an experimental filmmaker, putting a revolver to the head of genre and gleefully pulling the trigger.
Thursday, January 31 2013
From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.
Sunday, January 27 2013
From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.
Tuesday, January 8 2013
From diabolical tech terrorism to brutal slave ownership, the actors that make up this year's best traversed a wide canvas of creative and cinematic choices.
Sunday, January 8 2012
With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.
Sunday, April 21 2013
Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is at its strongest when it problematizes America's racist past.The destruction of Candyland not only vindicates Django’s revenge-fuelled quest, but also implies that slavery itself has been wiped off the face of the earth.
Wednesday, January 23 2013
There’s a fine line between showing violence and fetishizing it. Have we crossed it?
Tuesday, August 9 2011
Quentin Tarantino is reliving his childhood cinema experiences, reinterpreting fractured moments of memory. Going to the movies is about an escape from our world, a mirror world at once familiar yet different.
Thursday, August 27 2009
Quentin Tarantino drives critics nuts because he loves movies. 'New Yorker' critic David Denby drives The Rockist nuts because he hates movies.
Friday, December 28 2012
As typical or archetypal as Samuel L. Jackson's Stephen may be, he is also and ever alone, for that is his definition, fearful and mean and produced by a fearful and mean system.
Tuesday, November 20 2012
His tributes to classic movies are stylish and entertaining but force us to ask ourselves: Is Quentin Tarantino a visionary? or a flat out plagiarist?
Thursday, December 8 2011
Pulp Fiction oozes with awesome characters, sumptuous dialogue and a crowd pleasing turn from Bruce Willis. Plus it's got Q.T.'s signature violence. What's not to like?
Wednesday, October 19 2011
The intriguing combination of Elmore Leonard's voice with Tarantino's unique dialogue leads to his best film.
Monday, February 8 2010
The bad news is that the Weinsteins may have been right about trimming some of the fat; the good news is that even a flawed Tarantino is better than a perfect most anyone else.
Wednesday, April 24 2013
The rocker turned filmmaker is just as genuine, and just as good, as his Oscar winning counterpart and for many of the same cinematic reasons.
Monday, January 21 2013
As we continue with our look at some year end favorites, we stumble upon Quentin Tarantino's latest... and make no mistake about it, Django Unchained is a joy. It's fun and foolish, unhinged and unapologetic.
Wednesday, December 12 2012
The standout Supporting Actor performance from Django belongs not to Leonardo DiCaprio...
Tuesday, March 27 2012
Genius or joker? Legitimate film icon or byproduct of the video age? Whatever the case, Quentin Tarantino has made some terrific films. In celebration of his birthday, here's our ranking of his career so far.
Wednesday, October 12 2011
The typical Tarantino is like tightly wound TNT. But in Jackie Brown, the filmmaker is mellow. He's relaxed...and as a result, revelatory.
Friday, February 15 2013
LOS ANGELES — Here are some things you need to know about Quentin Tarantino. He pens his screenplays longhand, not on a word processor. “I can’
Wednesday, February 17 2010
LOS ANGELES — Most writers, musicians and filmmakers are delighted to talk about the biggest influences on their work. After all, for artists, the influences from
Wednesday, January 13 2010
LOS ANGELES — With its aura of faux humility, dense saturation of "for your consideration" ads and humble-yet-effusive nominee posturing, awards season can be a long
Monday, December 14 2009
In the opening sequence of "Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino directs an emotionally shattering scene with brilliant camera work, delicate performances and almost-unbearable tension as a
Thursday, August 20 2009
It takes only the first scene in Quentin Tarantino's World War II film "Inglourious Basterds" to convince audiences that they're watching the birth of a