Tarantino unchained – Django with a silent D


IF it was just another western, it would’ve have been very entertaining evening out, but now that it’s a Tarantino flick, you’d hope there’d be a bit more to it than just a movie for the movie’s sake. Maybe Tarantino doesn’t have much left to say?

Let’s get all the bad things out of the way first. Not really a criticism, or anything much to do with the film itself or Tarantino, but despite being a decent actor, I never really liked much. In Django Unchained, I don’t think he was the right choice for his role, he’s just not very credible. Annoying is closer to correct description. He doesn’t ruin the movie though, and I guess he has a large enough fan base to make it work for him and Django.

was amazing in Inglourious Basterds but here he just seems to have a very thin character who just uses the few things that he first became famous for. And it just becomes predictable, boring and annoying after a while in a fairly long movie like this.

might have been good, but the role is rather brief. is good but he’s so over the top that again, it just gets annoying after a while. So most of the issues are probably due to Tarantino’s self-indulgent directing or writing. Even wasn’t his best usual self.

The story/plot/script isn’t anything special, any twists aren’t surprises in the least, not least because everything drags along fairly slowly. Tarantino likes to break the conventional structure of a movie sometimes, but here different sections appear a little bit disjointed, although change of scenery does reduce the boredom.

After all that complaining, I begin to think it’s waste of time, but in reality it was still entertaining. Cinematography was good, music was entertaining, and at best it had some witty one liners, good action, funny comedy.

Britain’s Got Talent – Katie Jarvis in a Fish Tank

Fish Tank

Where do these people come from? I don’t know if I’d be writing about Fish Tank, if Katie Jarvis had not had a row with her boyfriend one day at Tilbury station. Because according to Times Online that’s how she was spotted for her role in Fish Tank. A small gem from London, this surprisingly 1.33 aspect ratio film offers some fresh performances and a little bit of a story as well, although the emphasis appears to be on emotions, performances, feelings and between the lines. And it might also not be the most attractive portrayal of London. But it might give you an idea what it’s like just outside west end. Katie is not the only one responsible of making Fish Tank watchable, but she’s the newcomer which makes her worth the extra mention. You might be interested to hear that Michael Fassbender is also playing a major role. And why would you be interested? Because Michael Fassbender’s also in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Surely you’ve heard of Quentin Tarantino? And of Inglorious Basterds? The two films may not be very similar but both worth seeing. And both should make you realise that American English is not the only language in the world.