Inglourious Basterds (2009)

My favourite Tarantino film; I find more depth in Basterds than any of his other films. Taraninto’s ability to build tension has never been better, the cast is one of Tarantino’s best (Waltz’ performance is a marvel), the interwoven structure works brilliantly, but it’s the meta-commentary on films and film-making that really excites me. Note,…

Day of the Outlaw (1959)

An unusual, unique western. I watched this, along with The Great Silence, as “snow westerns” in preparation for The Hateful Eight, and while I found The Great Silence to be a masterpiece of a western, Day of the Outlaw didn’t reach the same sort of greatness. They’re not really similar films at all beyond the…