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Tag Archives: Spaghetti Westerns

Thoughts on the 2013 Oscar nominations…

Despite all of the pre-awards chatter and what-not, there were still a few surprises in this morning’s Oscar nominations – Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook , Zero Dark Thirty. The biggest shock, for me anyway, was the[...]

Django Unchained – Kudos for Quentin Tarantino @ Rome Film Festival

The 7th Rome Film Festival (Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma) will confer its Lifetime Achievement Award to Quentin Tarantino. The American director, screenwriter, actor, and producer, winner of an Oscar® for Pulp Fiction, the author of extraordinary works such as Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill:Vol.1, Kill Bill:Vol.2 and[...]

Weekend Box Office: Django Unchained v. Les Miserables

Quentin Tarantino’s career-long itch to put his stamp on the beloved Spaghetti Western finally takes form with the release of Django Unchained to begin the Christmas weekend. It’s going head-to-head with Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the epic musical drama, Les Miserables. Rounding out the long weekend is Gus Van Sant’s[...]

Is Quentin Tarantino Out of Touch?

By Michael Russnow Last Thursday, I looked forward to watching Craig Ferguson’s interview with Quentin Tarantino on CBS’s The Late Late Show, because I mostly enjoy the quirky director and particularly liked his latest film Django Unchained. Yes, his films are fraught with violence, but the dialogue exchanges and story[...]

Don Johnson joins Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Quentin Tarantino’s casting couch for “Djangon Unchained” has been a revolving door of rugged talent. The latest name spinning through the cycle? Would you believe Don Johnson? The “Miami Vice” and “Nash Bridges” star, who recently appeared in Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete,” will take part in Tarantino’s[...]