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'Inglourious Basterds': Dogs on the Runnew

Inglourious Basterds is vintage Tarantino, and quite possibly the director's masterpiece.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  09-11-2009  |  Reviews

With 'Inglourious Basterds,' Tarantino Has Made Another Masterpiecenew

Whether or not you like the guy, there is no denying that his films and his style are his, and his alone. While many have tried to copy him, nobody does Tarantino like Tarantino, and Basterds is one of his best.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  08-28-2009  |  Reviews

'Inglourious Basterds' Uses Words to Win World War IInew

Quentin Tarantino's weird war epic emphasizes tense conversations over explosive missions.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  08-25-2009  |  Reviews

The Epic, Overstuffed 'Inglourious Basterds' is WWII Through a Tarantino Lensnew

Tarantino is more interested in tailoring the WWII movie to fit his preoccupations than the other way around. He even manages to satisfy his foot fetish by having an errant high heel play a pivotal role in the climactic sequence.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  08-25-2009  |  Reviews

'Inglourious Basterds' Brings Late-Career Glory to Christoph Waltznew

It's a familiar part of the Tarantino mythos -- the director plucks a faded star from the brink of obscurity and restores him or her to their former glory. Only, unlike John Travolta, Pam Grier and others before him, Waltz was never that kind of star in the first place.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  08-21-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Tarantino Picks His 20 Favorite Flicks of the Past 17 Yearsnew

When Ella Taylor asked me to rename my top five films of all time, I rattled off the obvious titles. She then asked, “Any since the last 17 years?”
L.A. Weekly  |  Quentin Tarantino  |  08-21-2009  |  Movies

After Rough Patches, Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' Hits its Stridenew

Not since R.W. Fassbinder (and Godard) has a filmmaker shown so much clever, creative interest in how the Third Reich attempted to put mass culture in the service of mass slaughter.
INDY Week  |  David Fellerath  |  08-21-2009  |  Reviews

Quentin Tarantino Upends War Movies with 'Inglourious Basterds'new

Here in cinema form is an essay about Tarantino's mutual fascination with and distaste for the war film. And even if he's a voracious film watcher, he can tell the difference between the passionate but low-budget Samuel Fuller dramas of universal dehumanization and the boring-ass patriotic gore-opera represented by Zoller's film Nation's Pride.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Richard von Busack  |  08-21-2009  |  Reviews

Quentin Tarantino Serves Up Hitler's Head in 'Inglourious Basterds'new

Inglourious Basterds has next to nothing to do with Jews, Nazis or World War II, though Winston Churchill has a funny cameo and Joseph Goebbels a minor, if crucial, role as a twisted auteur of nationalist cinema. It's a highly entertaining, graphically bloody and woozily romantic romp.
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  08-21-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Quentin Tarantino Talks About Rewriting the Spaghetti Western With a Side of Sour Krautsnew

Here's the thing about interviewing Quentin Tarantino: His need to talk about movies is irrepressible. His insatiable hunger dominates the conversation, and his knowledge of and fascination with the work of other filmmakers are as intense and intimate as his reflections on his own career.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  08-20-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Rewriting the War in 'Inglourious Basterds'new

In this World War II movie, Quentin Tarantino weaves together multiple storylines that coalesce into a literally explosive finale that daringly rewrites history.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  08-20-2009  |  Reviews

If Nothing Else, 'Inglourious Basterds' Proves That Trailers Lienew

Judging by the trailer, one sees a version of this film that's Tarantino at the top of his game, with Brad Pitt slyly drawling out razor-sharp dialogue and WWII looking and sounding like it never has before. Inglourious Basterds is totally like that sometimes, but not all the time.
The Portland Mercury  |  Erik Henriksen  |  08-20-2009  |  Reviews

'Inglourious Basterds' Uses the Holocaust as a Pretext for Gore, Sadism and Fanboy Lorenew

"Back to Barbarism" is the theme of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Its misspelled title and cheesy homage to a 1970s grindhouse flick (by Enzo Castellari) all mock the notion of sophistication. Yet it is truly unsophisticated.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  08-20-2009  |  Reviews

'Inglourious Basterds' is Stylish, Daring and Snappily Writtennew

There were moments of trepidation for me during the early goings of Tarantino's latest. I wasn't sure I wanted to see a sensationalized, Grindhouse take on the events of World War II. And yet, Basterds is quite a bit more than that. It is inventive, surehanded, aggressively original -- and destined to be a classic.
San Antonio Current  |  Brian Villalobos  |  08-19-2009  |  Reviews

Why is Tarantino's Opus Being Greeted With Indifference, Even Disdain?new

Some of the blase reception may be ingrained distaste for the Weinstein Company, or Grindhouse fatigue. But I suspect it has just as much to do with the way we have all been bought off by Hollywood marketing -- our loyalty purchased not with payola, but with proximity to the hot new thing.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  08-19-2009  |  Reviews

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