Time for another review: Inglourious Basterds and Quentin Tarantino Q&A

August 18 2009

Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala that honored Quentin Tarantino and hosted the Chicago premiere of his newest movie "Inglourious Basterds." Because the movie has not opened yet, I am not going to give anything away about the movie. It is Tarantino doing what he does best - a great story with killer dialog. The story is a bit choppy as typical, but it not out of order. It is bloody as all heck [more along the Madsen ear scene in Reservoir Dogs vs. the comical blood in Kill Bill 1] and even bends the history of World War 2 a bit. So no story spoilers - but this is by far Quentin Tarantino's best movie. It flows amazingly and there are not any slow spots. Brad Pitt is great - but Christoph Waltz (who plays Col. Hans Landa) steals the movie.

After the movie, Quentin Tarantino did a Q&A with the audience. He answered questions about the movie with passion and humor. He was awesome. When they announced he had time for one more question, he went on to say "how about a couple more" - what a class act. He never made us feel rushed or that he wanted to leave. You could feel his honest excitement for the film and for getting out to talk to folks about the movie.

Go see this movie. It is awesome. I will write more about the movie after the weekend.