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Superhero Films Backlash

Quentin Tarantino is the latest in a list of directors who have recently criticised superhero films, saying that he would never be involved in one because “you have to be a hired hand to do those things”. Martin Scorsese famously received backlash in 2019 for similarly saying that Marvel films are not cinema. I am […]

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Tarantino’s ten movie limit

If anyone asked me what my guiltiest pleasure was, I would have to say Tarantino movies. Being fully aware of the controversial notoriety of both the films and Tarantino himself, I do hesitate to admit my love of these movies, now regarded on TikTok as red flags of a pretentious “film bro”.  It was only […]

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

When a director can communicate their love, passion and command of filmmaking through their work, the result is immediately infused with a soul and personality, thus feeling less like a piece of entertainment or a product sold to the viewer. A prime example of this is Quentin Tarantino’s latest, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. […]

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Tarantino: director, auteur and first true child of cinema

A story, possibly apocryphal: in 1895, the Lumiere brothers caused mass panic in a Parisian cinema with their film L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat, in which a train careens towards a camera, cutting out at the apparent moment of contact. In the apocryphal version, people screamed, ran to the back of the […]