(My) Ranking of the Tarantino Filmography

Since he first released Reservoir Dogs in 1992, Quentin Tarantino has been one of the most-watched and most-talked-about directors in Hollywood. His movies are considered distinctive and easily recognizable by his snappy dialogue and over-the-top bloody action. He’s often called unique, divisive, and pretentious, as well as often being called something of a hack (among other unsavory… Continue reading (My) Ranking of the Tarantino Filmography

Snubbing Great Performances: #OscarsSoWhite

My friends and I walked out of the theater. We were floored. It was a visceral tour-de-force, and we could scarcely find the words for it. It was a cinematic achievement in many regards. Being Tarantino’s eighth film, we should have been prepared for such a pleasantly overwhelming experience. It was a film called The Hateful Eight, and despite… Continue reading Snubbing Great Performances: #OscarsSoWhite

Did they just do that?: Inglourious Basterds and Historical Accountability

“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” – Walt Disney Imagine a person who doesn’t know much about history, but manages to watch a great deal of movies. Say he or she watches Argo, and then takes an interest in U.S.-Middle Eastern relations. Say he or… Continue reading Did they just do that?: Inglourious Basterds and Historical Accountability