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Tarantino Descends to the 9th Circle in 'Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood'

Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood is the clearest signal yet of Quentin Tarantino's transition from creative referentialist to repeat offender, standing somewhere between revisionism and recidivism.

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Making Movies to Survive in 'The Wolfpack'

The Wolfpack is less about the power of movie consumption and more about the power of movie creation.

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The Funny Vignettes in 'Wild Tales' Are Rooted in Anger, Frustration, and Misery

The Argentinian anthology film Wild Tales is proof that the most compelling artists, in this case director Damián Szifron, channel their rage into their work.

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The 10 Best Car Chase Films

As Furious 7 rapidly approaches, it's time to look back on the 10 films that created our concept of the car chase and its place in the modern action effort.

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The 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015

Over the next 12 months, we will be bombarded with all manner of proposed cinematic spectacle. Here are the 20 films we are most looking forward to.

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America, Slavery, and McQueen and Tarantino's Two Very Different Movies

12 Years a Slave is every bit as intense as one might imagine, though not completely depressing, whereas Django Unchained aestheticizes its extreme violence.

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Dear Internet, Welcome to the World You Created: Quentin Tarantino and the 'The Hateful Eight'

The situation with Quentin Tarantino and the script for his unproduced project The Hateful Eight shows just how precarious playing Messageboard Nation can be.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About 'Pulp Fiction' Can Be Found in This One Handsome Volume

Jason Bailey leaves virtually no stone unturned as he traces Tarantino’s path from being a fellow movie lover to one of the world’s leading directors and the co-creator of one the most influential films.

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Why Rob Zombie Is the Quentin Tarantino of Horror

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.

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Violence Unchained

There’s a fine line between showing violence and fetishizing it. Have we crossed it?

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Five Things About 'Django Unchained' You Need to Know

The standout Supporting Actor performance from Django belongs not to Leonardo DiCaprio...

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Ranking the Greats: The 10 Films of Quentin Tarantino

Genius or joker? Legitimate film icon or byproduct of the video age? Whatever the case, Quentin Tarantino has made some terrific films.

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'Jackie Brown': Is a Love Story, a Heist Film, an Offbeat Crime Story Set to a Great Soundtrack

The intriguing combination of Elmore Leonard's voice with Tarantino's unique dialogue leads to his best film.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 9: Victor Sjöström to Luchino Visconti

Today we present a glorious spate of international auteurs that range from cinematic innovators from the silent era to those who continue to push the limits of film in their contemporary work.

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Quentin Tarantino's Cinematic Reality

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.

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The Noir Clichés and Conventions in 'Blue Estate 5'

Five issues down and it simply should not be this easy to produce work verging on outright genius. And yet… This issue Kalvachev & co. present the tawdry machinations of "The Money Shot".

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Deadly Cocktail, Perfect Mix: Styles Clash in Blue Estate 3

Even in meeting the demands of the crime noir genre, and giving the story a cooling off period Viktor Kalvachev brings an intensity to Blue Estate.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Natural Born Killers: The Director's Cut

Stone's pedigree secure, the Hollywood maverick turned on the system itself; tarring sensationalism, public bloodlust, and judicial entropy, seemingly with the same brush.

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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.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.

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The Resilient Works of Roberto Bolaño's Raccoon-Resistant, Water Resistant, Immortal

Roberto Bolaño's Los Detectives Salvajes, like so many good works, traverses time, language, cultures, and survives a bit battered, but little worse for the wear.

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Grindhouse (2007)

Where the olden days movies were fierce, these are more nostalgic for a moment that's amplified in the remembering. These retreads are surely giddy, but they're also indulgent, just as they mean to be.

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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez Talk Grindhouse

The celebrated directors discuss their new double-feature, a salute to the grindhouse film era, and offer a hit list of grindhouse classics for your viewing pleasure.

Steven Rea
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The PopMatters 'Short Ends & Leader' Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

Bill Gibron
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Sin City (2005)

Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Double Dare (2004)

Jeannie Epper actually stands for longevity, not retirement, the example that Bell might follow once all the bright lights disappear.

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