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Monday July 15th 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Top 10 movies of 2009*

by Howard McQuitter, II Hurt Locker War/drama Rated: R Director: Kathryn Bigelow Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner) has the most dangerous job in the world, disconnecting road bombs in Baghdad. There”'s not enough money to compensate him for his task. Sometimes Sergeant J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie), James”' superior, thinks James is a little crazy. Baader Meinhof Komplex Drama/History/Thriller/Adventure/Mystery Rated: R Director: Uli Edel German with English subtitles The meanest leftist groups in the west, the Red Army Faction, aka Baader Meinhof Gang, emerges in the late 1960s and into the 1970s in reaction to too much ultraconservatism in the West German government. They seek to take extreme measures, bombing banks, government buildings, etc., against the status quo. (more…)

Inglourious Basterds & Cold Souls

Inglourious Basterds & Cold Souls

Inglourious Basterds ***** Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures Lagoon Drama/War/Dark Comedy/Adventure Running Time: 152 minutes Director: Quentin Tarantino It”'s Vichy 1941 and Hitler is occupying much of France. The unoccupied France (Vichy), is nervous, cautious and yet determined with the other Allies (U.S. hasn”'t entered quite yet, not until after Pearl Harbor), to overthrow the Nazi regime. Quentin Tarantino”'s Brad Pitt, playing an American Jewish avenger, Lt. Aldo Raine from the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee, is a nod to Aldo Ray in Anthony Mann”'s 1957 war movie, “Men in War”. If one has seen a Tarantino film, “Inglourious Basterds” isTarantino all the way with periodic moments of humor interwoven with the grisly scenes. Deliberately spelled wrong from an Italian action pac (1978) by the same title, Tarantino”'s version is only a quasi-remake. He divides “Inglourious Basterds” into five [...]

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