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Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

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.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


Monday, August 17 2009

Remaking History: An Interview with Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino talks about his decision to rewrite world history with Inglourious Basterds and the critical reaction to his recent films.


Columns

Thursday, August 27 2009

Dear Mr. Denby: In Defense of Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino drives critics nuts because he loves movies. 'New Yorker' critic David Denby drives The Rockist nuts because he hates movies.


Reviews

Tuesday, November 20 2012

Celebrating 20 Years of Quentin Tarantino's Irreverent Filmmaking: 'Tarantino XX'

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?


Monday, February 8 2010

Inglourious Basterds

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.


Thursday, August 20 2009

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds' interest in rumors and reputations and their effects is complicated, both narrative and thematic.


Blogs

Wednesday, September 29 2010

Bye, Sally - Sally Menke (1953 - 2010)

Even in the middle of creative chaos, Tarantino was sure to always send his Sally a shout-out. Sadly, their subject can no longer hear them.


Monday, July 12 2010

Serious Men, Inglourious Basterds

While Inglourious Basterds is about a band of freedom fighters standing against the Nazis, rather than one man’s inward crisis with the riddle of existence itself, there is a profound and personal moral center to the Basterds’ struggles, a “seriousness.”


Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds (photos)

There's an intriguing Haiti benefit coming up this Thursday in Los Angeles centered around PopMatters #1 film of 2009, Inglourious Basterds. Quentin Tarantino and the Weinstein Company


Saturday, December 12 2009

Inglourious Basterds (2009): Blu-ray

It’s a real quandary – how do you reinvent the war film, especially one that centers around Hitler, the Nazis, and the so-called “greatest generation”?


Thursday, August 20 2009

Inglourious Basterds: The Trouble with Tarantino

In the case of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, the film doesn’t just have greatness in it, there’s mighty rivers of greatness simply leaking out of the thing.


News

Thursday, March 4 2010

For seven decades, films have grappled with fascism's rise

The only good Nazi is a dead Nazi. Not surprisingly, that was the feeling During World War II, as movie audiences cheered and hollered whenever


Tuesday, March 2 2010

Who will win the big Oscars? Hint: It's not 'Avatar'

The decision to expand Oscar's best picture competition from five to 10 titles came from a place of greed and anxiety: the desperate need to attract


Wednesday, February 17 2010

Quentin Tarantino talks about the films that influenced 'Inglourious Basterds'

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


Monday, February 1 2010

Oscar predictions: Who will the nominees be?

On Tuesday morning, at 8:30 EST, this year's Oscar nominations will be announced at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater. And


Wednesday, January 27 2010

It's a four-horse race in Oscars' 10-film field

Here's the dirty little secret about the motion picture academy's controversial scheme to expand this year's best picture nominees from five to 10 movies. It isn't


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