Tag: Robert Richardson

BR: Hateful Eight, The (2015)

BR: Hateful Eight, The (2015)

January 11, 2019 | By

Branded as ‘the 8th film by Quentin Tarantino’ – a proclamation tied to the director’s subsequent 2016 statement in which he plans to “retire” after 10 films, and be confirmed as “one of the greatest film-makers that ever lived” – The Hateful Eight is both a fascinating creative experiment and proof again why his work can be so divisive among fans, critics, and his colleagues…

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BR: U-Turn (1997)

BR: U-Turn (1997)

November 25, 2015 | By

A gamble for Mike Medavoy’s fledgling Phoenix Films and ultimately a box office and critical dud upon its theatrical release, U-Turn’s evolved into an undiscovered classic of modern noir if not a cult film, and one of Oliver Stone’s best films of the 1990s where every instinct almost yields a perfect result…

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BR: Heaven & Earth (1993)

BR: Heaven & Earth (1993)

November 24, 2015 | By

According to Oliver Stone, Heaven & Earth isn’t part of his ‘Vietnam Trilogy’ – there isn’t one, just a series of films dealing with aspects of the war instead of recurring characters – but it’s certainly an interesting choice in subject, coming after the autobiographical Platoon (1986) and the bio-drama Born on the Fourth of July (1989)…

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