Posts Tagged ‘Quentin Tarantino’

Still Not a Brother: Armond White on ‘Django Unchained’

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

django-jackson How SamJack stole Tarantino’s epithet orgy ‘Django Unchained’ Uncle Tom, the black overseer created by Harriet Beecher Stowe and despised ever after, reappears to spy on and punish other slaves in Django Unchained. It is the role Samuel L. Jackson was born to play. Here named Stephen, Jackson’s Uncle Tom-style shuck-and-jive is prototypical–even atavistic–climaxing the profane, [&hellip
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Inglorious Basterds

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

“Back to barbarism” is the theme of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Its misspelled title and cheesy homage to a 1970s grindhouse flick (by Enzo Castellari) all mock the notion of sophistication. Yet, it is truly unsophisticated. A barbaric jamboree, it uses the Jewish Holocaust as a pretext for gore, sadism and fanboy lore. This hipster [&hellip
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