Tarantino Reviews There Will Be Blood, Sunshine, Taxi Driver

by Anne Thompson
September 1, 2009 5:03 AM
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Brit Sky Movies gave Quentin Tarantino a shot at programming, and he reviews his selections. Not surprising if you've ever spent any time with him, the guy's a perceptive and engaging critic.

Here's Tarantino on "friendly competitor" Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, "one of the best movies made in this decade." But Tarantino still prefers the exuberance of Boogie Nights over the formalism of There Will be Blood. I agree with Tarantino that Paul Dano was the otherwise brilliant film's weakest link--I always thought he shouldn't have played both brothers.

Here's his take on Alex Garland and Danny Boyle's Sunshine, which I admired, even when the third act "takes a creative nosedive" and renders the film a noble failure:

Tarantino reviews one of his top five favorite movies, Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, "unarguably one of the greatest movies ever made," and "the greatest first-person character-study ever committed to film":

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  • Death2theMovies | September 1, 2009 9:50 AMReply

    Seems like the Taxi Driver one got cutoff right when he was just getting started.

  • Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist | September 1, 2009 8:33 AMReply

    QT is cool as f--k... would be awesome to have a DVD movie marathon and hear him talk.

  • GERARD KENNELLY | January 22, 2014 10:51 PM

    tarantino is in no position to talk about weak links
    his 'performance' in Pulp Fiction was painfully poor
    he called DRIVE a 'nice try'

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