No matter your opinion of Quentin Tarantino as a filmmaker, you can’t argue whether the man knows more about movies than you do. You just can’t. Because he does. He knows more about movies than anybody.
You’ve read the rest of the year-end critics’ lists, now check out the best?
Director Quentin Tarantino has passed along his comprehensive rundown of 2011 films to the aptly named Quentin Tarantino Archives website, and it features enough conversation starters to last at least three rounds at the local bar. His top-eleven (plus one), presented without commentary:
1. “Midnight In Paris”
2. “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes”
4. “The Skin I Live In”
5. “X-Men: First Class”
6. “Young Adult”
7. “Attack The Block”
8. “Red State”
10. “The Artist” / “Our Idiot Brother” (tie)
11. “The Three Musketeers”
I’m a little surprised by some of QT’s selections. X-Men: First Class? Yeah, it was good—really, really good, actually—but it’s a little contrarian to list it among the movies of the year. Plus, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is ranked second. What is that, even.
Still, I am OK with Quentin’s refusal to conform to any algorithm: critics usually reserve the top ten slots for “high art,” whatever that is, so there’s something nice about applauding a “movie for movies’ sake.”
To be sure, other movies made Tarantino’s end-of-year cut, too, including Hugo, Drive, Hanna, and Tree of Life.
Now, I did know there was a Quentin Tarantino movie list going around, because last night James Wan—director of the original Saw—took to Twitter to obliquely “thank” Tarantino for including Insidious on his end-of-year list. Oh: Insidious was ranked among the “worst movies.” (WHAT. I cannot even.)
What’s on your year-end movie list?
January 14, 2012 at 10:30 am by Jenn
14Quentin Tarantino Has Some Serious Sexual Issues, Like Letting a Girl Named Beejoli Get Close to Him
See the chick above? Turns out she’s a real big bitch. Like, a bitch of the worst kind. The kind of bitch who exploits others’ faults (or, you know, their anything) in order to get attention. I can’t STAND that business. There was a girl I went to high school with that showed up to one of my slumber parties with this baggie full of pills to make it look like she was some kind of addict on the highway to OD. She “casually” left them half-hanging-out of her backpack that night, and when another friend intervened, she pretended to be aghast at the discovery, and quickly hid them away with no explanation. After the rest of us fourteen-year-olds provoked her and hounded her for answers, she finally caved and said that she had a Very Bad Pain Pill Addiction. Everyone was ashamed that they’d assumed her attention-seeking ways were at it again. Later on, another friend took it upon herself to reexamine the pills and as it turned out? It was an array of Tylenol capsules and aspirin tablets that had the brand names filed off so that they’d appear to be harder drugs. And that? Is akin to what the above asshole did to Quentin Tarantino, just … more embarrassing for him.
Beejoli (and really – who is EVER going to take someone in Hollywood serious that has “Beej” in their first name) claims that she ended up out on a fuck session with Tarantino, as fate would have it, and not only threw him under the bus with a mass email to all of her “friends,” which also ended up in the hands of the media, but disgraced him for his well-known foot fetish, his “ugly” penis, and his propensity to sweat. What a nice, well-mannered girl.
Jump in to read the explicit email from Beejoli herself:
June 29, 2011 at 11:30 am by Sarah
Quentin Tarantino has filed a lawsuit against his neighbor Alan Ball, who just so happens to be the creator of True Blood, because he can no longer handle the constant screeching coming from Ball’s exotic bird collection. It sounds like a joke, but it’s not.
Tarantino claims in his lawsuit, filed Thursday in L.A. County Superior Court, that the “obnoxious pteradactyl-like screams” coming from Ball’s “exotic bird menagerie” have “seriously disrupted [his] ability to work as a writer in his home.”
He adds that he’s also tried to resolve the matter with Ball — who also created the TV series Six Feet Under and won an Oscar for writing American Beauty — to no avail.
There’s a lot of things that are funny about this, but perhaps the most obvious thing is that, our of the two of these men, I think most people would dub Quentin as the weirdo. Like, I can totally see him with exotic birds, tigers, monkeys, et c. Alan Ball? I think of him as some boring TV dude. Who had any idea that he was so passionate about winged things? That’s kind of adorable, in a really odd way.
I’ll keep you guys updated. If Balldude gets his birds taken away, that’s going to be mad emotional.
March 11, 2011 at 4:30 am by Molls
Quentin Tarantino loves his little pet projects, doesn’t he? He made John Travolta relevant again when he put him in Pulp Fiction and now he’s reportedly trying to do the same thing with Lindsay Lohan. A source close to Quentin said that he has his eye on the unemployable actress for some time now and is convinced that he has the perfect role for her in an upcoming project.
The source told Absolute Now, ”Lindsay is just the kind of character Quentin loves. No-one expects her to do anything significant on film ever again but he has at least one role he feels she would be perfect for. It’s a shocking, hardcore character but it will put her back on the map…”
Shocking and hardcore may be the last thing that we need to see from ol’ Linds these days (I’d like to see her play a nun. That’d be acting), but I’d love to see her working with QT. There’s no denying that the man’s a genius and whatever he winds up doing with her is sure to be a positive move for her career.
Don’t fuck it up, Lindsay!