Inglourious Basterds (2009)

I've turned in my my thoughts on Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds for publication at Image.They're included in "Volume Two" of my commentary on Tarantino's work and style. You can read Volume One here. … [Read more...]

Reconsidering Basterds, and Catching Up with Rightwing Film Geek

Is it wise for me to tell you that my opinion of Inglourious Basterds has changed dramatically over the past few weeks?I don't have a review yet to back up that claim. I keep starting to write one, and then my thoughts and feelings continue to evolve. … [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...]

Browser: Still Walking. Unforgivable Blackness. Joe Henry. Inglourious Basterds.

Hi ho, Jeffrey the Recovering Storyteller here.It's my first real day off since completing Raven's Ladder. I plan to rest. Write reviews. And see movies. 500 Days of Summer and District 9, to be specific. My friend, painter Laura Lasworth, loved the first one, and blogger Mark Shea, who I encountered in the grocery store parking lot yesterday, was very impressed by the second. Can't wait to see them both.But first, some notes... … [Read more...]

Is This Appealing?

WARNING: This trailer pertains to a Quentin Tarantino film. That is to say, it's not for the squeamish.It is a marketer's job to make a product appealing, to cultivate an appetite for what they're selling.This leads me to some questions... … [Read more...]


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