Let’s debate Quentin Tarantino’s feminist bona fides

Following the release of 2015’s The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino got a certain amount of backlash for the film’s portrayal of violence against women, or in this case, woman. Throughout the film, Jennifer Jason Leigh’s foul-mouthed Daisy Domergue is repeatedly brutalized and beaten by the male characters to such a…

Dude Wipes and The Hateful Eight: Here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to…

Here’s an exclusive clip of Quentin Tarantino talking about Ennio Morricone’s Hateful Eight score

In the lead-up to the release of The Hateful Eight, it seemed like there was just as much hype for the soundtrack as there was for the film itself. That was hardly surprising, though, given the special attention that Hateful Eight director Quentin Tarantino tends to give his soundtracks, as well as the fact that…

Watch Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott, and 4 other top directors shoot the breeze

Awards season is well underway. There’s no stopping it now. The Golden Globe nominations have already been announced, which means that the Oscar nominations cannot be far behind. The coming weeks and months will see many ceremonies, speeches, and demonstrations of false humility, all supposedly in the name of cinema.…

The Hateful Eight’s ruination by digital projectors to start a couple days early

Deadline is reporting that The Weinstein Company has moved up—again—the moment that Quentin Tarantino’s heart is fated to break—that is, the date that the director’s lovingly crafted The Hateful Eight will be subjected to the cruel binary manhandling of digital movie projectors, instead of the bespoke 70mm machines…

Our film staffers search their feelings about The Force Awakens

It’s the final Film Club of the year, so it only makes senses that our staffers, A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, would spend it talking about the biggest movie of the year: J.J. Abrams’ relaunch of the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens. (If you’re one of those folks who wants to go in completely blind,…