Dog’s Movie House: “Once Upon A Time. . .In Hollywood” Rambles Through 1960’s Tinseltown!
Howdy folks! It’s The Kendog with a look at Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, “Once Upon A Time. . .In Hollywood!”
This goes out to my good friend Pat Walsh who has been standing tall on his movie-going soapbox for a loooong time opining about the lack of mature, adult fare during the summer movie season. Now we can argue about the creative merits of the big blockbusters but since Pat won’t see them on general principle, it’s difficult to get into creative debates about the individual films. What does matter is that we now have a blockbuster-type film filled with A-List movie stars, adult themes, a dynamic director and nary a sign of Thor and his magic sword, heh!Continue reading
Dog’s Movie House: “The Hateful Eight” Very Good Tarantino!
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog!
I love Quentin Tarantino as a filmmaker, but I’m most enamored of him as a writer. The dialogue he writes for his films is profanity-laced poetry that rolls off the tongues of his actors like water over Niagra Falls. It’s the wonderful originality in his scripts that allows me to overlook the fact the most of his films are homages of the classic films he watched in his youth. Tarantino’s latest, “The Hateful Eight” is a nearly three-hour potboiler of a film that doesn’t really pick up from the action standpoint until about two-thirds of the way through, but the wonderfully written characters and terrific performances will keep you riveted the entire way through. Continue reading