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TARANTINO EXPLODES DURING U.K. TV INTERVIEW

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Quentin Tarantino is apparently taking no more questions regarding a possible link between violent movies and violent acts. Appearing on Britain’s Channel 4 Thursday night Tarantino acknowledged that he enjoyed making films depicting violence but maintained, “It’s a movie. It’s a fantasy. It’s not real life.” But when Channel 4 anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy followed […]

TARANTINO REJECTS CLAIMS VIOLENT MOVIES INSPIRE VIOLENT CRIMES

January 4, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Director Quentin Tarantino has denied that violent films like his current Django Unchained contribute to real-life violence. Interviewed on Terry Gross’s NPR program Fresh Air, Tarantino maintained that complaints that violent behavior in the U.S. can be attributed to movies and video games are absurd and that other countries produce films with even more violent […]

SPIKE LEE RESUMES FEUD WITH QUENTIN TARANTINO

December 26, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Spike Lee has resumed his feud with Quentin Tarantino after learning about the content of Tarantino’s Django Unchained. “It’s disrespectful to my ancestors,” Tarantino told Vibe magazine. He added that his opinion was his own. “I’m not speaking on behalf of anybody else.” In fact, far from receiving criticism, the film has evoked widespread praise […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DJANGO UNCHAINED

December 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Brilliant but excessive — that would sum up the mixed reaction of most critics to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained — as it would sum up their reaction to most of Tarantino’s previous films. Brilliant trumps the excessive in some reviews; in others, it’s the reverse. Take Ann Hornaday’s in the Washington Post, which praises the […]

SOFIA COPPOLA’S SOMEWHERE WINS TOP PRIZE AT VENICE FILM FEST

September 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Somewhere, Sofia Coppola’s take on Hollywood celebrity, won the top Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival today (Saturday). The film stars Stephen Dorff as a Hollywood star, whose aimless, dissolute life is lifted when his 12-year-old daughter, played by Elle Fanning, comes to visit. The film received decidedly mixed reviews after its screening […]

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL NOW UNDERWAY

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman is scheduled to kick off the Venice Film Festival today (Wednesday). Quentin Tarantino, who will serve as jury president, told Reuters on his arrival, “There’s a lot of really exciting movies, exciting directors. It’s a fantastic line-up,” he told Reuters on arrival. “I’m keen with anticipation. I’ve been […]