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  • Quentin Tarantino shows love for Israeli film

    October 15, 2013 | 11:56 am

    Director Quentin Tarantino has a new addition to his recently posted list of 2013′s top films, and this one’s an Israeli import.

    After a recent screening of Aharon Keshales’ and Navot Papushado’s  “Big Bad Wolves” at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea,...

  • Quentin Tarantino talks Hitler, Hollywood and his hero Jack Warner [Q&A]

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 8, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    INT: Soho House, West Hollywood. It's 5pm in the dead of summer. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill") meets with Jewish Journal reporter Danielle Berrin (Hollywood Jew) to discuss a provocative new film history book about Hollywood's relationship to Nazi...

  • Slavery’s horrific shadow lives on — and so does Hitler’s

    January 17, 2013 | 11:54 am

    Quentin Tarantino’s "Django" is sparking controversy — and not just for its flagrant use of the n word. According to African-American film critic Tim Cogshell (quoted by Erin Aubry Kaplan in the Times), “The surreal liftoff that happens at some point in ‘Basterds’ [Tarantino’s take...

  • LACMA Script Reading Reservoir Dogs

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 17, 2012 | 12:37 am

    I went to my second script reading series for Film Independent at LACMA. Jason Reitman directed an all African American cast reading the script for Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.  Terrence Howard was so funny, he almost out-shined Laurence Fishburne in a cast that included Cuba...

  • Michael Fassbender on “Shame,” sadism, playing a Jewish supervillain and why he’s not in therapy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 5, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    “Shame, shame, shame, shame,” Michael Fassbender, who very much seems to be the actor of the moment, sang in a goofy baritone recently.  His impromptu ditty was unexpected, given that he was in the middle of an intense discussion about his two latest films:  Steve McQueen’s...

  • Israel’s First Slasher Flick at Screamfest! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 22, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    I was walking out of a screening of the cheeky new animated film, “Puss in Boots,” starring Antonio Banderas as the titular bad kitty, at Grauman’s Mann Chinese 6 Theatres when a splattering of fake blood on the cinema’s glass doors, gaunt skeletal figures and assorted skulls...

  • Tarantino and “Basterds” Come to Israel

    October 2, 2009 | 3:50 pm

    Quentin Tarantino winced as the young Israeli journalist took the microphone and asked what must rank as one of the heavier questions he’s ever encountered: “How do you relate to the Jewish tragedy of the Holocaust personally?”

    “How do I answer that?” Tarantino replied, his eyes...

  • Top Crazy Basterd Moments from Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 5, 2009 | 1:31 pm

    The “Inglourious Basterds” in Quentin Tarantino’s lushly-photographed World War II epic are a posse of blood-splattering Jewish-American soldiers turned Nazi slayers. These Reservoir dogs-of-war, led by Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine, lend levity (and gore) to Tarentino’s...

  • ‘Epic bugged-out Jewsploitation film’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 10, 2008 | 3:34 pm


    That headline, in case you were wondering, does not refer to “The Hebrew Hammer,” which I found funny for about 30 minutes, hilarious for five (“Shabbat Shalom mother f—-er!) and unbearable for the rest. “Epic bugged-out Jewsploitation” is the honor /Film gave Quentin Tarantino’s...