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The Hateful Eight - Donation Bonus

Quentin Tarantino returned to the wild west for his 8th film -- The Hateful Eight. Yet this new movie's focus on a group of untrusting, violent men trapped in a cabin makes it also a return to the director's style from Reservoir Dogs. Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russel as two bounty hunters stranded in Wyoming, is Hateful Eight as good as both those earlier films...or it it worthy of your hate? If you make a donation to Now Playing you can join Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart to find out!

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Django Unchained - Donation Bonus

To '90s fans of Quentin Tarantino's slick, cool crime films, the idea of him making a western might have sounded ludicrous. But when Tarantino finally delivered Django Unchained in 2012 it was a critical and commercial hit. Django became Tarantino's highest grossing film ever, and earned a second Oscar for actor Christoph Waltz. Is this film really Tarantino's best, or was it overrated? Donate to support Now Playing, you can join the discussion in this bonus podcast and find out!

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Inglourious Basterds - Donation Bonus

Many may have thought Quentin Tarantino had peaked with his Oscar winning Pulp Fiction. His genre works of Kill Bill and Grindhouse hadn't had the critical or commercial appeal of his '90s crime films. But the director had been working for over a decade on his script for a World War II black comedy, Inglourious Basterds. It outgrossed all his previous films and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning one for actor Cristoph Waltz. But was this period piece fairy tale Tarantino's best? Donate to Now Playing to find out!

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Grindhouse (including Planet Terror and Death Proof) - Donation Bonus

​Quentin Tarantino loves trash genre cinema, so he tried to recreate that experience for the 21st century. Teaming with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez, the two released the Grindhouse double feature. This brought audiences Rodriguez' zombie film Planet Terror and Tarantino's first horror film -- Death Proof! Plus a slew of trailers directed by Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, and others! Now, thanks to your platinum donation to Now Playing, join us for our first podcast double feature as we review the whole Grindhouse experience!

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Kill Bill: Volume 2 - Donation Bonus

Six months after Kill Bill: Volume 1 was released, the Bride was back and ready to fulfill that promise with Kill Bill: Volume 2.  Here Black Mamba ​goes up against the remaining members of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. But as this was one film split in two, released months apart, did that change the experience? And is it fair to rank Part 1 against Part 2? Thanks to your donation to Now Playing, you can listen to find out!

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Kill Bill: Volume 1 - Donation Bonus

Tarantino had dropped off the radar for six years after Jackie Brown, but in 2003 he returned to Kill Bill. This violent kung fu film was too big to be contained in one movie, so it was cut down the middle. It stars Uma Thurman as "The Bride," a woman out for revenge on those who almost killed her. With her yellow outfit and her sword, did The Bride spear the hearts of our reviewers?  As our way of saying thank you to supporters of Now Playing, you can donate today and find out!
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Jackie Brown - Donation Bonus

From the mind of bestselling crime author Elmore Leonard, and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, comes Jackie Brown.  This tale of deceit among gunrunners features 70s star Pam Grier, as well as Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Robert Forester, and Tarantino staple Samuel L. Jackson. Coming immediately after Pulp Fiction Tarantino chose make his first film adaptation. How does it compare to his original works? Donate to Now Playing to hear this review and find out!

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From Dusk till Dawn - Donation Bonus

Quentin Tarantino is an obvious go-to for Mexican standoffs, but perhaps not so much for Mexican vampires! Yet that was the topic of one of the filmmaker's early scripts that he revised and made with his pal Robert Rodriguez. Tarantino focused on his acting in his largest role to date, and Rodriguez handled the directing. With TV star George Clooney and Tarantino staple Harvey Keitel along for the ride, this crime-horror comedy found a cult following during its 1996 release. But do these vampires such? Donate and support Now Playing to get this "thank you" bonus review. Then you can listen and find out!

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Four Rooms - Donation Bonus

Coming off Pulp Fiction Tarantino was a superstar, a media darling, and an Oscar winning writer. So when he and fellow indie directors Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders, and Alexandre Rockwell decided to team up for an auteur anthology of four stories in the same hotel, Miramax agreed and the movie was released Christmas of 1995. But the release was small given the names behind it, and it quickly faded into the background. Is this a lost gem film fans should rediscover, or did our hosts quickly check out of the Hotel Mon Signor?  Support Now Playing to keep our show going and you can listen and find out!

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Pulp Fiction - Donation Bonus

Reservoir Dogs made Quentin Tarantino a press darling and an indie film star, but the question remained if he was a one hit wonder. That question would be answered in 1994 with his second film Pulp Fiction. The movie resurrected the career of John Travolta, while catapulting his co-stars to A-list status. It won Tarantino (and his co-writer) an Academy Award. To many, this is still considered his best film. But is it? Donate to Now Playing to hear this entire review and find out!

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