Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Tarantino’s downward slide


When I saw Reservoir Dogs back in 1992, I became an instant fan of then up-and-coming writer/director Quentin Tarantino. Pulp Fiction solidified the former video clerk and motormouth as a force to be watched in American film. But his star started to shine a little less brightly with Jackie Brown, and I was singularly unimpressed with Kill Bill (particularly Part One). Now Tarantino is back, collaborating with Robert Rodriguez (who also started really strong but currently runs hot and cold) on Grindhouse, a double feature tribute to the sleaze cinema of the ’70’s. I’m not the only person that feels this way, as the Globe and Mail’s Rick Groen has a few choice words for Mr. Tarantino in his latest column.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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