It goes without saying that Quentin Tarantino is one of the most exciting and brilliant writer-directors alive today. Since he broke big way back in 1992, moviegoers anticipate new Tarantino films the way sneakerheads await new Air Jordans. Tarantino’s films are notable for their quirky fusion of ultra-violence and comedy, their excellent casts imbued with Quentin’s patented clever dialogue, and of late for the way they rewrite history to make us revel in an alternate universe where good triumphs the evil. Though Tarantino has vowed to retire after 10 movies – yes, Kill Bill counts as 1 film — we hope the filmmaker doesn’t retire permanently.
Everyone has their own ranking of QT’s films — never an easy bet, mind you — but today we’re focused on two of his later classics: 2009’s Inglourious Basterdsand the 2012s Django Unchained. Both Oscar-winning films are bold, often outrageous, suspenseful and darkly comedic, not to mention endlessly watchable. But who would win in a good old-fashioned shootout? Let’s find out as we pit bounty hunters against Nazi killers only here on… FACE OFF!
This episode of Face Off is written by Eric Walkuski, narrated by Dave Davis and edited by John Nguyen. But don’t let us have the last word – tell us in the comments which Tarantino film is your choice – Django Unchained or Inglourious Basterds?