Inglourious Basterds

Finally saw this. I'm shocked that it wasn't better reviewed. This is the movie Tarantino was born to make! His kitschy stuff is toned down (but still there to make it fun), and he finally used his sheer skill as a filmmaker to tell a great story, instead of merely dazzling us with technique. His encyclopedic film knowledge was an accent, not the subject of the film. Suspenseful, exciting, and really pretty funny!

I think it's the first comedy to deal with the topic of Nazi persecution of Jews successfully. To Be Or Not To Be and Life is Beautiful each have some moments, but both are ultimately failures.

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