The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight, Tarantino’s eighth outing, is a difficult film. Slower than nearly all his other films, particularly his recent efforts, the film plays on the ultraviolence we expect from a Tarantino film by being a slow burn for the majority of the runtime. Like Basterds and Django, The Hateful Eight has other things on…

Django Unchained (2012)

Like Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained sees Tarantino make a violent revenge film set substantially in the past. Django lacks the typical structural cleverness most Tarantino films, including Basterds, have (while flashbacks are peppered throughout the film, it is for the most part linear). And, while this is arguable, I think the protagonist’s violence in Django…