Thursday, December 3, 2009

UFO Film for the Weekend of Dec. 3: Inglourious Basterds

When Quentin Tarantino calls out his own film as his masterpiece in the final words of "Inglourious Basterds," it should be intolerable, but the son-of-a-bitch is probably right. Tarantino's psycho World War II fairy tale may be lacking in historical accuracy, but everything else in the film is cinematic bliss, from the unbearably tense suspense sequences to what is surely the best screen villain since the Joker in Col. Hans Landa. If you've only seen it once, see it again - you'll need multiple viewings to fully appreciate the intricacies of this radically structured, morally complex and brilliantly written film.

-Raj Ranade '10