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Tag: Quentin Tarantino

Notes from the leech in your closet

FILM DIRECTOR BONG Joon Ho is clearly the Quentin Tarantino of contemporary Korean film. His highly feted Parasite is a compelling piece of extremely violent film wrapped in the sweet-seeming but deeply sour saccharine of a tale within a tale within a tale. It leaves you quiveringly aware […]

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Still Nouveau, but sexy

RECENTLY, THE CINEMA Nouveau complex at Rosebank Shopping Mall underwent a facelift. But this was no complicated structural reconfiguration. It looks, on a superficial level, almost the same, except for some nips and tucks and a bar which serves small meals around the corner. This is the wisdom […]

How to tell a story

THE WHIPLASH BRILLIANCE of Quentin Tarantino’s film Once upon a time … in Hollywood will leave you second guessing everything until the closing credits and then some; by and large, all of your predictions will be wrong. Constructed like a Greek tragedy, this essay on the faux realities […]