It has been almost three years since I saw this film and now after watching it again I feel totally comfortable saying that Inglorious Basterds is a classic. I could talk for hours about all the things I liked about it, but what really impressed me is that it is such a smart film about the power of cinema. It is almost as if the whole QT film career was building up to the moment where he could not just reference movies or pay homages, but actually say something about film as an art form and a weapon.
Otherwise, it is a masterpiece of tone. Not many films can make you laugh, be horrified, sad, excited. It is also incredibly tense for the most running time even though the whole movie is built around people sitting around tables and talking to each other. It is truly a great movie made by a director who matured as a filmmaker, but never forgot to be original, wild and interesting.