Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino Has Something Important to Say About Hollywood in 2015

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The Oscar race is heating up, mostly thanks to every single person in the film industry having an opinion on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has rightfully rocked awards season. Entering the conversation today is Quentin Tarantino, writer of such progressive films as Reservoir DogsPulp Fiction, Jackie BrownDjango Unchained, and this year’s oscar nominee, The Hateful Eight. Tarantino’s take? “One of my favorite movies this last year was Nancy Meyers’ The Intern. They’re not considering that for the Oscars.”
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It’s Official: Quentin Tarantino Bringing ‘The Hateful Eight’ to the Stage

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First, a caveat: just because Quentin Tarantino talks about a project doesn’t mean that project will ever see the day of light. But, still, last year we reported rumors that he was planning on bringing his Western whodunnit opus from the (very big) screen to the stage. Now, Tarantino seems to have confirmed that there’s a pretty high likelihood that the film — which, you may recall, was first produced as a staged reading — will, in fact, be making its way to the stage. 
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The ‘Hollywood Reporter’ Director Roundtable Is Everything That’s Wrong With Awards Season (and Hollywood)

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The full, hour-plus video of The Hollywood Reporter’s annual director roundtable went up yesterday, a bit later than usual, but you’ve basically seen it before. It’s not just that the panel of “the year’s most notable directors” (their words, not ours) was so homogenous – entirely male, and almost entirely white – though we’ll get to that. It’s the sheer sense of déjà vu in the group, a monotonous return of the same damn voices saying the same damn things. But it’s appropriate, as a symbol of both Hollywood in general and awards season in particular.
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Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson Nerded Out About 70mm Film; Here Are the Highlights

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On the eve of the release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, the filmmaker sat down for a forty minute discussion with Pete Hammond, the awards columnist at Deadline.com, and fellow director Paul Thomas Anderson, who had recently seen a final cut of the film. Refreshingly, Hammond avoided the typical pre-release press gibberish in favor of a planned discussion about 70mm films — The Hateful Eight, for example, and Anderson’s The Master — and why they matter. It’s the sort of discussion that will send you to your repertory cinema straight away. …Read More

This Week at the Movies: ‘Joy,’ ‘The Hateful Eight,’ ‘The Revenant’

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Christmas Day is always a big target date for movie-going, with multiplexes and arthouses alike offering up copious options for post-Christmas dinner awkward family time and post-Chinese food bonding alike. And this year offers up even more of a bumper crop, since Christmas falls on the traditional new release day of Friday (though a certain space opera will certainly remain atop this week’s box office). Here’s what’s out there for the holidays, and what’s worth your time:
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