Inglorious Basterds

I have seen this a couple of times before, the last being in 2010, with the first time not recorded in this blog.

Typical Tarantino stuff; excellent dialogue, superb acting, and gratuitous violence… what more could one ask for? Christoph Waltz and Brad Pitt both stole the show, especially Christoph who was brilliant. I can’t really think of any criticisms, although this review let’s rip.

I would probably rate this in my top three best Tarantino films along with Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, although all of his films are aces really. I see that he is set to make an R-rated Star Trek film next… that will be an eye opener.


Date watched: December 26th
Score: 9.5/10
Film count 2017: 144

The Hateful Eight

As I was expecting, this Tarantino film did not disappoint, not his greatest at all, but it was still a very entertaining watch.

Everything about this was fab: the acting by all involved , the dialogue, the widescreen format and the photography, and the story. This is not Tarantino’s best film, I would still give that to Pulp Fiction, but I was not disappointed at all.

Most of this was just a group of people talking most of the time, there was very little action or fisticuffs, and no real showdowns. Even so at 187 minutes long it did not get boring, although I imagine some people might find it so. The violence when it came was pretty full-on.

This is Samuel L. Jackson’s sixth Tarantino film, and Zoe Bell’s fifth, no other actors have been in his films more than they have.

Date watched: December 24th
Score: 8.5/10
Film count 2016: 202