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By Julio Angel Ortiz on 02 January 2013 2 COMMENTS

‘Django Unchained’ plays like a beautiful dirge.

By Stephen Lavington on 20 January 2010 1 COMMENT

Jackie Brown-shirt or G-rhine-dhouse?

By Jim Smith on 21 September 2007 Comments Off

I was recently moved to get down on my knees and thank a God I don’t believe in (doesn’t matter which one it was, I disbelieve in them all equally) at the announcement that the two features of ‘Grindhouse’ would be released separately in the UK.

By Stephen Lavington on 26 September 2005 Comments Off

This is the closest the recent run of comic book adaptations have got to transferring their visual style onto the big screen…

By Jim Smith on 31 May 2005 Comments Off

Imagine a performance of a song where everything is just enough off key to make it seem like someone’s nails being dragged down a blackboard.

By Stephen Lavington on 09 May 2004 Comments Off

The visual dimension is polished and professional as any other Tarantino flick and the cast put in a universally fine ensemble performance, but the likelihood is that most viewers will be disappointed by ‘Volume Two’…

By Mark Clapham on 09 October 2003 Comments Off

‘Kill Bill’ is a brilliant film. I hated it.

By Jim Smith on 02 March 2003 Comments Off

When ‘True Romance’ first emerged it was on the back of a wave of Tarantino hype. Indeed, the initial VHS release bore the huge legend ‘THE 1ST TARANTINO TO OWN!’

By Eddie Robson on 15 September 2002 Comments Off

What’s the critical state of play with Quentin Tarantino at the moment? Is it OK to like him again yet, or is the consensus that his work has dated badly?

By Mark Clapham on 30 June 2002 Comments Off

I’m not a big fan of the original From Dusk Till Dawn, but I was impressed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s plan to foster directorial talent with these two low budget, straight to video sequels…

By Jim Smith on 30 June 2002 Comments Off

There are two orthodoxies about From Dusk Till Dawn. One – that adhered to by film purists – is that it’s a shambolic bit of nonsense tossed off by Tarantino in his lunch hour and then given to an inferior mate to direct…

By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

When Shinyshelf first looked at ‘Alias’ back with the pilot, it was unclear exactly what the series was going to be like, whether the high espionage drama would win out over the camp action, or vice