Posts tagged as: Quentin Tarantino

Tony Scott’s 5 best films

Tony Scott’s 5 best films

As with any prominent artist’s or entertainer’s passing, it gives us a chance to look back on their body of work in a way we’ve never looked at it before — as completed cannon. After the terrible news broke of director Tony Scott’s apparent suicide, we decided to do just that and compile a list […]

Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to join Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Sacha Baron Cohen in talks to join Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

Quentin Tarantino is wasting no time filling out the cast for his latest project “Django Unchained.” Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest actor set to sign on to the slavery revenge flick, which already boasts an impressive cast of Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. The story centers on a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Foxx) who […]

Terrible things have happened here: Reflections and retribution in Holocast Cinema

Terrible things have happened here: Reflections and retribution in Holocast Cinema

The theater doors blast open, and Quentin Tarantino’s band of Jewish soldiers bursts in with fury, guns first. Showering the audience—once their oppressors—in a rain of bullets, the gunmen stand triumphantly on a balcony that deteriorates as it is licked by flames. The viewers fall to their knees at the sight of the screen’s collapse. […]

Sally Menke, Longtime Editor for Quentin Tarantino, Found Dead

Sally Menke, Longtime Editor for Quentin Tarantino, Found Dead

Sally Menke, Quentin Tarantino’s longtime film editor, was found dead early Tuesday after her friends alerted police when she failed to come home from hiking with her dog. She was 56. Menke is best-known as the award-winning editor of such Tarantino movies as “Pulp Fiction,” “Kill Bill” and “Jackie Brown,” and has been credited as […]

Machete (2010)

Machete (2010)

The permanent scowl etched into the ungodly face of Danny Trejo has helped the former San Quentin State Prison boxing champion parlay his talent for the terrible into a decorated Hollywood career.  Trejo’s specialty has been wielding that hellish face like a Mexican Medusa to command scenes as a solid supporting player.  His leading roles have […]

Japanese director wants new film to educate kids

Japanese director wants new film to educate kids

Controversial Japanese director Takashi Miike is making a samurai film that he hopes will educate Japan’s youth, according to the AP. “I wanted the audience to realize that this story is not taking place in the remote past, but rather in a recent past when our grand-grand parents lived,” the director said at a news […]

Visual Effects Oscar Noms Upped to 5; Sign of the Times?

Visual Effects Oscar Noms Upped to 5; Sign of the Times?

After augmenting their rules for last year’s ceremony allowing 10 movies to be nominated for the prestigious Best Picture Oscar instead of five, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has decided to continue tweaking who they’re willing to bestow their little golden statuette upon. Variety has confirmed that the Academy, after some urging […]

Interview: Hal Hartley

Interview: Hal Hartley

Hal Hartley, one of the most prolific American independent directors, has recently released a collection of films titled “Possible Films Volume 2.” Hartley’s career dates back to the 1980s, when he shot his first feature, “The Unbelievable Truth.” Since then he has directed more than 20 shorts and features. His films borrow stylistic traits from […]

50,000 Movies Are Made Every Year — Is That Too Many?

50,000 Movies Are Made Every Year — Is That Too Many?

Most advancements in technology, notably the incredible strides digital video has made in recent years, are hailed as grand steps towards some idealized zenith of uninhibited collectivist creativity.  With HD video and professional-grade editing suites readily available to the general public there’s no telling what magnificent works of art are being produced by middle-aged divorced […]

Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz to Direct First Feature

Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz to Direct First Feature

24 Frames reports that Christoph Waltz, who recently joined Hollywood’s A-list after winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the repugnant, ruthless Col. Hans Landa in “Inglourious Basterds,” will direct his first feature film, a German-language romantic comedy for Fox International Productions called “Up and Away.” Waltz, a 53-year-old veteran actor of […]

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