THE LISTS: Top 10 Tarantino characters

Posted by · 12:31 pm · August 18th, 2009

It’s been over a month since we cranked out an installment of The Lists, but with Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” set for release on Friday, it seemed a good time to cook up a new collective. When most people praise Tarantino’s skill as a screenwriter, they tend to focus on his well-honed ear for dialogue.  […]

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R.I.P. David Carradine

Posted by · 9:46 am · June 4th, 2009

Big, cold bucket of water to the face this morning.  Here’s the “just the facts” story from the AP, in part: Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series “Kung Fu” who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said he […]

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Acting out

Posted by · 8:48 am · May 6th, 2009

The Guardian’s Ryan Gilbey offers an interesting piece today about screen acting, and the narrow criteria by which many of us judge it. He is writing principally in response to a recently released British film, “Helen,” a rigidly stylised meta-film in which actors play actors participating in a police reconstruction, which has attracted divisive reviews […]

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‘Kill Bill’ in 60 seconds

Posted by · 11:24 am · April 11th, 2009

This is silly, but I laughed:

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Tarantino doubles up… again

Posted by · 4:29 am · June 22nd, 2008

It’s difficult to get a grasp on what’s going on with Quentin Tarantino’s long-mooted WWII project, “Inglorious Bastards,” not least because QT seems somewhat hazy on the subject himself. Last month, he made this rather bold claim at Cannes: “If all goes well, I will be here … in 2009 with ‘Inglorious Bastards.’” (I’d question the […]

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