“The 8th Film by Quentin Tarantino“. That’s a pretty pretentious credit to open your movie with. Like we should all be thankful that Tarantino has been gracious enough to bless us with eight movies. That’s what I wanted to think, that his ego and hubris had got away on Tarantino, that his bravado had finally overtaken his talent, But you know what, as aggravating as it is to admit, Quentin Tarantino’s skill as a writer and director aggravatingly lives up to his own bullshit. Because the 8th Film by Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight, is an amazingly unique and well executed piece of cinema.
John “the Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) rides through post Civil War America on a stage coach, trying to outrun a blizzard, with his latest bounty (Jennifer Jason Leigh as Dasiy Dermague) in cuffs. Picking up rival bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L Jackson) and new sheriff Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins) along the way, agendas are flying from the get go. (more…)