Tag: Quentin Tarantino

Nightmare City

Nightmare City

| December 23, 2013

Zombies didn’t always run, and yet, it’s hardly a new development. Forget the 2004 Dawn of the Dead. Never mind 28 Days Later. In 1980, Umberto Lenzi’s Nightmare City (Incubo sulla Città Contaminata) started it all. While also released under the title, City of the Walking Dead, these are not your average walking dead, I […]

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Fernando Di Leo: The Italian Crime Collection Vol. 2

Fernando Di Leo: The Italian Crime Collection Vol. 2

| July 30, 2013

Fernando Di Leo movies are hewn from concrete, and they don’t like you. They crash cars. They kidnap our children. They carry knives. And they’ll cut you if you look at them the wrong way and not even think twice about it. These are street-hardened, no nonsense crime pictures, and they come at you hard […]

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Shoot First, Die Later

Shoot First, Die Later

| June 1, 2013

If you missed this bit of news, distributor Raro Video has partnered with Kino/Lorber to release their expertly-restored rarities from the annals of Italian cinema in the United States. And what better way to kick off this partnership than with the home video release of another picture from Fernando Di Leo, whose oeuvre accounts for […]

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained

| December 27, 2012

I am having a hard time with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the latest movie by the famed director starring Jamie Foxx as Django, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz , Leonard DiCaprio and, of course, Samuel L. Jackson. I am trying to view it as a love story, set in slavery times. But the movie is so […]

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Django Unchained

Django Unchained

| December 26, 2012

The great thing about a Quentin Tarantino movie is that the director loves making films in seldom seen genres.  Django Unchained is Tarantino’s spaghetti western, which is a genre I’m not at all personally familiar with but it’s easy to recognize certain conventions.  The use of conspicuous camera zooms and modern music create a fun […]

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Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb

| July 10, 2012

Cherry Bomb is a film which strives to channel the same sort of throw-back, grind-house exploitation thoroughly reveled in by the likes of Tarantino, Rodriguez, Roth and every other dork who ever raided his or her local video store for forgotten “treasures” from the 1970’s. However, while these cinephiles were able to imbue their films […]

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