Quentin Tarantino

TAD 2013 Review: Big Bad Wolves

Big Bad Wolves It’s easy to see why Quentin Tarantino would be so quick to anoint the Israeli thriller Big Bad Wolves as his favourite film of the year, because with 75% of the film’s non-stop dialogue made up of oh-so-witty tangential asides or alpha male posturing it fits in quite nicely with the worst […]

Django Unchained Review

It's not Quentin Tarantino's most accomplished film, but Django Unchained benefits from a slew of excellent performances and a playful looseness that his films often forego in favour of more elaborate plot structuring.

Defending the Indefensible: The Great White Hype

Those looking for a funnier way to get ready for the racial themes at work in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained who don't want to watch a bunch of Corbucci Westerns, should take a look at one of the most underrated sports comedies of all time: The Great White Hype, which comes courtesy of Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin and Samuel L. Jackson essentially playing Leonardo DiCaprio's role from QT's latest flick.

The Original Django

In honour of the release of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto begins a run of the original 1966 Sergio Corbucci directed and Franco Nero starring film that gave the world one of the most iconic figures in the Western genre. Here's a look back at a bleak and bloody masterwork that inspired countless knock off and homages, including Tarantino's

Interview: Quentin Tarantino

Dork Shelf talks to the one and only Quentin Tarantino about his latest film Django Unchained, the bridge between Inglorious Basterds and Django, what makes an effective spaghetti western, his rumoured casting choices, shooting on a real Southern plantation, moving his production due to a lack of snow, and the potential for a revival of westerns as a genre following his film.

The New Old: 20 Years of Tarantino

We take a look back on the career of Quentin Tarantino as Reservoir Dogs celebrates it's 20th anniversary with a blu-ray box set including almost all of the feature films he's been a part of.

This Week in Dork: February 20 – 26

This Week in Dork is a new feature that will attempt to encapsulate all of the dorky events happening in and around Toronto every week. This week's highlights include a free Tim Burton Day at the Lightbox, a metalhead documentary, a classic monster movie and more!

Hobo with a Shotgun
Unrated Trailer

With the recent success of Machete it should come as no surprise that other Grindhouse spin-offs would be in development. One such spin-off, Hobo with a Shotgun, was also featured as a trailer in the Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino mashup; though it only appeared on Canadian prints of the film. Thanks to the popularity of the […]

Inglourious Basterds Review

Inglourious Basterds is the latest film from Quentin Tarantino.  On the surface, you would think that Tarantino’s filmmaking sensibilities wouldn’t fit with a period setting, but surprisingly they do.  The movie has been advertised as a “men on a mission” movie, which it is, in part.  But the trailers and commercials don’t reveal what the […]

Inglourious Basterds International Trailer

A new trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s new film Inglourious Basterds has hit the web.  In the trailer we get a much better look at what the main storyline of the film will be, and our first look at Mike Myers as British General Ed Fenech. Inglourious Basterds looks like a lot of fun; Not something […]

Inglourious Basterds Behind-the-Scenes Clip Still Won’t Convince me to Watch American Idol

Quentin Tarantino decided to debut some behind-the-scenes footage from his new film, the Second World War Nazi-Killfest Inglourious Basterds. The clip features our first look at Toronto native-son Mike Myers as British General Ed Fenech.  Thanks to the internet—and Dork Shelf—you don’t have to sit through the low-brow schlock that is American Idol, you can […]