Tag: Quentin Tarantino

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Movie Review - 2019 Quentin Tarantino Film

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Is a Sun-Soaked Fairy Tale with Unexpected Heart

“‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is not groundbreaking Tarantino, but it’s a fun trip back through time with real heart and likeable characters. Allow yourself to sink into its world and you’ll be rewarded with good tunes, laugh-out-loud jokes and moments of exhilaration.”

The Hateful Eight Movie Essay - 2015 Quentin Tarantino Film

Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoland: ‘The Hateful Eight’ Is a Slog, But a Solid Thriller

“When looking at Tarantino’s filmography, ‘The Hateful Eight’ doesn’t hold a candle to works like ‘Pulp Fiction’ or ‘Kill Bill,’ but it’s an entertaining film nonetheless — if you don’t mind the runtime.”

Django Unchained Movie Essay - 2012 Quentin Tarantino Film

Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoland: ‘Django Unchained’ Is Mature and Packed with Postmodern Trademarks

“‘Django Unchained’ is packed with Tarantino’s postmodern trademarks, but it also has the added value of actually addressing some serious issues.”

Inglourious Basterds Movie Essay - 2009 Quentin Tarantino Film

Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoland: ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Deftly Blends Suspense and Black Comedy

“‘Inglourious Basterds’ is a study in suspense.”

Death Proof Movie Essay - 2007 Quentin Tarantino Film

Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoland: ‘Death Proof’ Is a Fun Grindhouse Detour But a Lesser Tarantino Film

“‘Death Proof’ is too singularly grindhouse, but it works as a fun, trashy flick, and a cool female empowerment story.”

Kill Bill Movie Essay - Quentin Tarantino Film

Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoland: ‘Kill Bill’ Is a Visually Explosive Love Letter to Cinema

“All in all, ‘the 4th film by Quentin Tarantino’ is a wild, eclectic action movie with visual flair, great performances and personality up the wazoo.”

Jackie Brown Movie Essay - 1997 Quentin Tarantino Film

Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoland: ‘Jackie Brown’ Is a Subtle Outlier in Quentin Tarantino’s Oeuvre

“While ‘Jackie Brown’ does revel in nostalgia and feature its fair share of firearms, it’s a much more subdued, nuanced and mature film than any of Tarantino’s previous works, or any other production within his entire filmography.’

Pulp Fiction Movie Essay - 1994 Quentin Tarantino Film

Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoland: ‘Pulp Fiction’ Is a Rule-Breaking, Pop Culture-Obsessed Good Time

“As a whole, ‘Pulp Fiction’ hinges on the audience’s awareness of tropes, and it offers something new by subverting expectations.”

Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoland: ‘Reservoir Dogs’ Is an Inventive, Whip-Smart Calling Card

Welcome to John Brhel’s “Once Upon a Time In Tarantinoland” — a look back at all eight of Quentin Tarantino’s feature films. First up: ‘Reservoir Dogs.’

Interview With Director Don Coscarelli, Author of ‘True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking’

Zach Vasquez Interviews Filmmaker Don Coscarelli

Critics in Conversation: Talking about Filmmakers and Talking with Them

Manuela Lazic and Adam Nayman on Conducting Interviews and Writing about Directors

TIFF 2017 Review: Govinda Van Maele’s ‘Gutland’

“The brooding ominousness Van Maele plays with throughout seems to run through many of this year’s European offerings.”

Instant Cult Classic: Gary Michael Schultz’s ‘Vincent N Roxxy’

“Either you love the squeaky rollercoaster or you’ve got no time for the squeaky rollercoaster. Welcome to the carnival.”

Playlist Review: Drake ‘More Life’

“By taking the pressure off himself, Drake has freed himself up to produce his most spry, self-assured work yet.”

Album Review: Childish Gambino ‘Awaken, My Love!’

“AML is giant leap forward, as the juvenile raps/punchlines of previous records are replaced with deep-felt yearning.”

‘The Young One’ Sees Luis Buñuel Tackle the American South

“With The Young One, Buñuel rejects the surrealism that would define his early films and almost all the European work that followed, presenting a rather straightforward narrative with superficial similarities to a Tennessee Williams screenplay.”

A Serious Investigation: The Coen Brothers’ ‘Raising Arizona’ (1987)

Leading up to the release of Hail, Caesar!, Vague Visages explores the work of Joel and Ethan Coen.

Q.V. Hough’s Top 10 Films of 2015

Q.V. Hough (@qvhough) is a freelance writer and founder/editor of Vague Visages. He graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) in 2004 with bachelor degrees in Communication-Mass Media and History, and from 2006 to 2012, Q.V. (Quinn) lived in Hollywood, California. He now resides in Fargo, North Dakota.