We went and saw “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, the latest movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie. It’s not his best film, it’s certainly not his “worst”, but for us it’s extremely watchable throughout it’s nearly three hour run-time and when it finally goes off the rails in the last reel, hoo-boy. Brad and Leo are having a lot of fun, the film is as gorgeous as you’d expect, and Hollywood looks as magical as it ever has on screen. We’ll be back next week to check out Hobbes and Shaw, see you then!
Special thanks to Steven Sprague, celts77, Laura Hamilton, ztziemke, and Don C for commissioning this podcast, on the 1992 Quintin Tarantino crime drama, Reservoir Dogs. We discuss the writing, the performances, our opinions on the true meaning of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”, the insights QT has on crime and society, and debate it’s place in the Tarantino pantheon. Thanks again to all of our commissioners, we couldn’t do it without you!
Special thanks to all our community commissioners for this podcast; Steven Sprague, Spencer H., Libby Ross, dreduble, Cellmouse, Brooks Rittel, betmarik, cocoa2mc, nobrainsallsadness, Martin Karlsson, Eric Brown, rjjone2, and Keith A. This podcast is for the 1997 Quentin Tarantino movie Jackie Brown, which is based on the classic Elmore Leonard novel, Rum Punch. Awfully good bones to build a movie on, then you add an amazing cast featuring Pam Grier, Robert DeNiro, Sam Jackson, Bridget Fonda, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, among many others, and filter it through a restrained, grounded Tarantino lens, and you get something pretty magical, that was beyond what Jim and I were expecting. Thanks again for treating us to this movie! We hope you enjoy your podcast!
Hey, it’s our first ever community commissioned podcast! Thanks to eight intrepid members of the Bald Move community for pitching in and making this podcast happen. Pulp Fiction is a Tarantino classic, starring Sam Jackson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman along with many others. It’s funny, it’s violent, it’s cool as hell, it is watchable as all hell, features a lot of interesting structural and visual details, and offers some of the all time best dialog ever. We love this film, and we hope you all love the podcast. If you want another Bald Move take, check out Eric and Levi’s Direct podcast covering Pulp Fiction.
Welp, our journey through Tarantino’s films has come to a close. We laughed, we cried, we reviled in horror as Eric and Levi attempted hideous accents. Consider this your wrap-up thread for Tarantino. How would you rank Tarantino’s films? What are your favorite Tarantino-isms? Are you a Big Kahuna person or a Red Apple person? Discuss!
The eighth film from Quentin Tarantino just hit theaters. It’s a rip-roarin’ character study bundled up in the Wyoming winter. Samuel L. Jackson gives an Oscar-worthy performance as ruthless bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren, and headlines a cast of big characters with big motives and big payoff. Join us for this in-depth look at QT’s latest flick, and come back next week for our wrap-up of our Tarantino watch-through.
The second installment of the Kill Bill series brings us incredible characters, awesome fights, and an intense Texas funeral. Eric and Levi surely enjoyed this cinematic experience. QT seems to be honing his strong voice and concrete style while paying homage to the flicks that excited him throughout his lifetime. It’s an impressive piece of work. Join us next week for Death Proof.
The first installment of Tarantino’s Kill Bill series is packed with entertainment value. This week, the guys discuss Tarantino’s audience manipulation techniques, what makes QT comfortable, and the excellent performances from Lucy Liu and Sonny Chiba. Join us next week for Kill Bill vol. 2.
Time to revisit one of Tarantino’s most overlooked and most interesting films. Like most QT pictures, Jackie Brown is a movie that references the past while living firmly within the era it’s set. In this ‘cast, Eric and Levi walk through the deep characters, the twisting plot, and the powerhouse performances of this (maybe too long) cinematic experience. Join us next week for Kill Bill vol. 1.
It was super fun for Eric and Levi to re-watch and breakdown Pulp Fiction. The music, the characters, the stories, all twisted together like a bloody Neapolitan pasta. In this ‘cast, the guys compare and contrast Tarantino’s first two films, fantasize about Jack Rabbit Slim’s, and unravel the love story(?) that is Pulp Fiction. Join us next week for Jackie Brown.