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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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Inglorious Basterds

Inglorious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds is Quentin Tarantino’s stylish riff on World War II and the Nazi menace. The film strikes an uneven tone in a couple of parts, with a regrettable lust for violence at certain moments. The overall story, though, about a teen who survives the massacre of her family to arrive at a potential turning point in the war, becomes quite involving. While Brad Pitt is good, Mélanie Laurent as Shosanna and Christoph Waltz as Colonel Landa are both fantastic.

***⅜ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2009 • 2 HOURS, 33 MINUTES
UNIVERSAL PICTURES • THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY • A BAND APART • ZEHNTE BABELSBERG FILM GMBH

STARRING
• BRAD PITTCHRISTOPH WALTZMICHAEL FASSBENDERELI ROTHDIANE KRUGERDANIEL BRÜHLTIL SCHWEIGERMÉLANIE LAURENT

GUEST STARRING
• AUGUST DIEHLJULIE DREYFUSSYLVESTER GROTHJACKY IDODENIS MÉNOCHETMIKE MYERSROD TAYLORMARTIN WUTTKE

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
• QUENTIN TARANTINO

2009 ACADEMY AWARDS
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: CHRISTOPH WALTZ

ADDITIONAL 2009 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (7)
• BEST PICTURE (LOST TO THE HURT LOCKER)
• BEST DIRECTOR: QUENTIN TARANTINO (LOST TO KATHRYN BIGELOW FOR THE HURT LOCKER)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (LOST TO THE HURT LOCKER)
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (LOST TO AVATAR)
• BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO THE HURT LOCKER)
• BEST SOUND EDITING (LOST TO THE HURT LOCKER)
• BEST SOUND MIXING (LOST TO THE HURT LOCKER)

Psycho

Psycho

Fame

Fame