Tag Archives: Quentin Tarantino

The Oscars 2013 postmortem

Question One: Why do the Golden Globes work while the Academy Awards so frequently don't?I really enjoyed the Golden Globes this year. You know why? Because the Hollywood Foreign Press Association really knows how to do it. They don't try and reinvent the wheel. They put on a party where celebrities drink and eat and… Read More

Django Unchained review

Written and directed by Quentin TarantinoI suppose it was inevitable that Tarantino would get grief about his movie Django Unchained, a western that takes place in the antebellum south. It's a grand adventure that borrows a lot from Sergio Leone, but with no hesitation in the script to use what we all euphemistically call "the… Read More

Killing Them Softly review

Directed by Andrew DominikWritten by Dominik, adapting the George V. Higgins novel Cogan's TradeKilling Them Softly is a sour pill of a movie. Adapting Higgins' 1974 crime novel and setting it during the financial crisis and presidential election of 2008, New Zealander Dominik—who wowed many, including myself, with his epic, languorous 2007 western The Assassination… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2009

Today is the anniversary of FITI. Two years of my relentless spew. Thanks for checking it out.Continuing on the Words About Movies Before This Blog Started theme—The Top 10 of 2007 and 2008 were posted earlier this week—here's my picks for 2009. (Please excuse my CAPS, that's when 2012 me had to have his say.)… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2007

Yes, yes, I know. It is August 2012. But as I roll up to the second birthday of Flaw In The Iris at the end of this week, I'm looking back at film-related stuff I did in the days before the inception of this venue. I used to have an hour every week on CKDU… Read More

Micro-Genres revisited

From Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax ViewContinuing with my theme of poaching relevant material from previous social network discussions, I hope this is of interest...I enjoyed this article from the AV Club, where they asked their staff about their fave micro-genres in music and film. I'm really on board with Zack Handlen's appreciation for later… Read More

Remembering Tony Scott

It wasn't cool to say you were a fan of Tony Scott's movies. Among cine-snob circles, anyway. His work was too commercial, too mainstream. He wasn't an auteur because he didn't write his own features. And Ridley, his older brother, got more acclaim, won more awards and had a bigger fanbase thanks to Alien and… Read More