PULP FICTION, KILL BILL VOL. 1 and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS got a perfect rating from me right out of the gate. JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL VOL. 2, and DEATH PROOF I had slight reservations about after the first viewing, but in repeat viewings wound up getting perfect ratings from me as well.
DJANGO was in the second group. I loved it but had slight reservations the first time. Now that I've seen it again, those reservations have been fully ironed out, which I expected, given past experience.
In summation: KICK-F*CKING-ASS.
QT has done it again for me.
Already knowing that the genius is a big fan of the old westerns, I knew this would not be failure.
Rooting,tooting and shooting all the way through with some fantastic dialogue that keeps you compelled for 2 and a half hours.
I will eat my hat if DiCaprio doesn't get a golden Oscar for this, as he fully deserves to have one now.(update:it was tough to chew)
In fact the whole cast deserves…
Movie of The Year Review:
Ambition. For me this is maybe the most important factor for a film. If the film makers create something with so much energy and excitement and passion I can just appreciate the film on just that level. But when the ambition meets the quality then it becomes a classic film, a film that won't be forgotten and ascends beyond just another movie. Django Unchained is a movie with so much ambition it makes any other…
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said…
I've seen the film twice now. Thinking about the film more and listening to Tarantino personally explain certain aspects of the film, I'm appreciating the film all the more.
Q+A, a podcast where they did an episode that was the audio from a Comic-Con panel on the film.
When the interviewer said he felt the film was essentially a fairy tail, my mind melted just a little bit.
This is Tarantino's fairy tale as much as it is his Western.…
Best movie of the year. I mean, what the @#$% else are you gonna pick?
"Lincoln was better than Django Unchained." Those words DO NOT exist.
OK, overstatement, sure. But my God this is a great film. I'd say it's Tarantino's best, but then every movie he's made has been the best of his career.
If you like Westerns OR Tarantino films... or if you just like watching movies, you will LOVE Django Unchained.
The first half of Django unchained is as close to perfection as it gets. Every single masterful frame just oozes personality, and the story flows with astonishing smoothness. The idea is original and engrossing, the action riveting, Christoph Waltz steals most of the limelight in his fantastic portrayal of a silver-mouthed (yet rational) bounty hunter, and everything’s sprinkled with just the right amounts of humour. The intermissions linking subsequent scenes alone exhibit more bravado and visual poetry than other director’s…
"How do you like the bounty-hunting business? - Kill white people and get paid for it? What's not to like? "
Westerns are one of my favorite film genres, specially Sergio Leone, those are magnificent pieces of cinema in every way imaginable, so, the fact that Tarantino made a western made it a film I wanted to watch really bad and expectation where high.
On friday Quentin Tarantino was on the Charlie Rose show…
#6 Marvel Phase One Film marathon: 01:30am
Finally, we have made it all the way to the film that the past five built up to for over four years and managed to contain it into a 14 hour film marathon. There were times when I thought some of us would throw in the towel - beds were calling, lives were calling louder. I would argue that this is the life.
Words cannot contain how much I love this film. And…
After a second viewing, I think the entertainment value holds up. Everything that needs to be there is present.
- Superheroes fighting each other
- Science team-up
- Superheroes bickering amongst one another
- Superheroes getting their moment to shine
- Epic battles
- A lot of personality
Hawkeye getting possessed at the beginning didn't bother me this time around. I think it actually worked well in the narrative.