This popped up on our Sunday morning news feed (thanks Deadline.com), and we thought it would make for a perfect weekend discussion.
Fan site The Quentin Tarantino Archives has gotten the MAN HIMSELF to list his top ten films of the year. This is a huge win for fan sites everywhere, and will only solidify the awesomeness of Tarantino in the minds of his biggest fans.
As for the list, it is as varied as it is surprising. A couple of the items listed (we’re keeping our opinion to ourselves, Tonto) certainly would not have made it onto our top ten. Others, like Kick Ass 2 make more sense, given (as Deadline correctly points out) Tarantino’s love of Grindhouse-level violence. That film was, of course, condemned by the film’s star Jim Carrey as too violent in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.
The inclusion of The Conjuring also makes sense, given the writer/director’s admitted appreciation for horror, and brings to mind a Tarantino-helmed horror film, although the closest we’ll ever get is probably From Dusk Till Dawn, as it seems his interests lie in historical fiction these days.
Anyway, check out the list below and spend the day discussing your thoughts on his picks in the comment section below!
1. Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway)
2. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
3. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
4. The Conjuring (James Wan)
5. Drinking Buddies (Joe Swanberg)
6. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
7. Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
8. Kick Ass 2 (Jeff Wadlow)
9. The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski)
10. This Is The End (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg)