〉By Quentin Tarantino | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
“Quentin’s Qorner” is a weekly column by award-winning director Quentin Tarantino.
Hey man, welcome to my awesome new website!¹ For those of you who don’t know, I’m maverick Hollywood movie director Quentin Tarantino! I made lots of great movies that cool people like.
I promise not to just talk about movies every week, but first I have to get something very important off my chest. There is a big problem with the way our society treats movies today. And no, I’m not talking about those corporate stooges who just care about the box office numbers! I’m talking about the critics, man.
I promise not to just talk about movies every week, but first I have to get something very important off my chest. —Quentin Tarantino
Today’s film critics fail to understand a basic fact: all movies are fantastic. Period, man. No exceptions. But if you google any of my great movies, you’ll find some article online that says the movie is bad. Every movie is amazing, however–that is an objective truth that I think we sometimes take for granted.
If we have a negative reaction to a movie, everyone understands that it is due to the individual shortcomings of the audience member and has nothing to do with the artistic vision of anyone involved in that movie. Think about it, man: Casablanca. Citizen Crane. Django. These are all beloved movies, enjoyed the world over, that have stood the test of time for years. You don’t see any “qualified” movie critic complaining about Casablanca, do you? Obviously not.
I have spent my life studying, making, and enjoying films. I know for a fact that there is no such thing as a bad, or even merely “decent” movie, especially when it comes to my movies. I hope that everyone comes to realize this before my next movie debuts. ♦
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¹ Editor’s note: Mr. Tarantino does not own this website, nor is he an employee. In fact, he paid us to publish this column.