Archives for August 24, 2009

My Pitch for the Next Tarantino movie

I've been told more than once now that because the Scriptures contain stories of violent revenge and conquest, and since Christ is going to come again to unleash bloody justice upon unbelievers, that perhaps I should question my objections to a movie that invites us to find pleasure in the onscreen disfigurement, dismemberment, and destruction of Nazis.So, here's my pitch for Tarantino's next movie: … [Read more...]

Must-read movie review: Daniel Mendelsohn, “Inglourious Basterds: When Jews Attack”

You must read Daniel Mendelsohn - ‘Inglourious Basterds’: When Jews AttackI've read a lot of writing about Quentin Tarantino's new film. Some folks seem to be having a lot of fun at the movie. I wish I'd had fun. Mendelsohn sounds like he saw the same movie I saw - the film that made me feel sad and a little sick - and not the joyride that so many other people seem to have enjoyed.I'd encourage you to read it... read all of it... before you go any farther in this post.Okay... … [Read more...]