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By Bill: Was going to add my two cents about the irony of Max calling his script "original", but most folks here beat me to it. Instead…

Max Landis Wonders If The Flop Of 'American Ultra' Means That Original Movies Are Dead

Aug 29th, 2015 12:55pm

By Michael: Have always loved Tarantino - it's great when a video-store clerk can become an acclaimed director - his knowledge of film is pretty damn…

Quentin Tarantino Talks David O. Russell, ‘True Detective,’ ‘It Follows’ And Much More

Aug 29th, 2015 11:17am

By Denisa: Looking forward to Beasts of No Nation - that trailer is kick-ass.

The 12 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2015 Venice Film Festival

Aug 29th, 2015 10:57am

By Jason: Tarantino is in love with the bad movies he ate up as a kid, so now he regurgitates them as equally bad new movies. All he did with Pulp…

17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'

Aug 29th, 2015 9:12am

By Luís Diogo: Sorry, but the best was Heaven (1998). And it toke this kind of film a little bit further because we are making the puzzle of how it really…

17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'

Aug 29th, 2015 9:06am

By verlaine77: Thing is most digital screens (which these days means most screens) are only 2K, which means a 2.76:1 aspect ratio will only be about 745…

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Might Be Shot In Panavision 70

Aug 29th, 2015 8:50am

By Michael: Bogdanovich's memory about that western screenplay with McMurtry is conveniently self-aggrandizing and incorrect. That western screenplay…

Listen: 1.5 Hour Conversation With Peter Bogdanovich On Marc Maron's WTF Podcast

Aug 29th, 2015 7:47am

By Andy: Are people insane? Top of the Lake S1 was an absolute pile of crap. So badly written and put together. Just awful. Well shot, but that was…

'Top Of The Lake' Season 2 Starts Shooting This Year, Elisabeth Moss Returns

Aug 29th, 2015 7:42am

By V. Mukerji: Very bad things should more aptly be noted as a noir precedent for the Hangover series. And it was much better than you say it was.. .

17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'

Aug 29th, 2015 5:36am

By V. Mukerji : Check it out.

17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'

Aug 29th, 2015 5:33am

By lulu: oh yeah, looks great. For some reason Skolimowski doesn't generate the anticipation levels of other elusive auteurs despite, in my opinion,…

TIFF & Venice Trailer: Pulse Pounding Teaser For Jerzy Skolimowski's '11 Minutes'

Aug 29th, 2015 4:33am

By T.j.: The Jay Z songs in the movie ruined the setting.

The 5 Most Ridiculous Things About 'The Great Gatsby,' Old Sport

Aug 29th, 2015 1:45am

By Michael M: I'd add Rules of Attraction

17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'

Aug 29th, 2015 12:44am

By Martin: I thought it was too much of a coincidence that most of the main characters had a keen interest in philosophical ideas.

The 5 Most WTF Moments From 'The Counselor'

Aug 29th, 2015 12:13am

By Chris: Not sure a comedy take on The Bourne Identity is all that original to be fair. Kristen Stewart is always going to be at least something of…

Max Landis Wonders If The Flop Of 'American Ultra' Means That Original Movies Are Dead

Aug 28th, 2015 11:53pm

By Al: Is it possible that contrary to what certain interest groups might want us to think that audiences just aren't interested in seeing a movie…

Max Landis Wonders If The Flop Of 'American Ultra' Means That Original Movies Are Dead

Aug 28th, 2015 11:17pm

By Austin: The superhero with the best villains is the best. There are no better villain's than Spiderman's

Rumor: 'Man Of Steel 2' Is On "Permanent Hold"

Aug 28th, 2015 10:54pm

By Mike B.: Theres no bigger borrower then the movie Thursday. With Thomas Jane and Erin Eckhart. Awesome movie that few have seen. But the formula is…

17 Copycat Films Spawned From Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'

Aug 28th, 2015 10:12pm

By moviegoer emeritus: The movie looks like cynical, sociopathic junk. MK Ultra, which appears to be referenced in the title, involves real world sexual abuse of…

Max Landis Wonders If The Flop Of 'American Ultra' Means That Original Movies Are Dead

Aug 28th, 2015 9:14pm

By Mac Process: Pixas is not a director, Paul.

10 Great Modern Day Actor/Director Collaborations

Aug 28th, 2015 8:20pm