Max's Review of Inglourious Basterds
This movie sort of belongs to future Oscar nominee and almost-certain winner Christoph Waltz, who plays the "Jew Hunter," also known as Hans Landa, a colonel in the Secret Service. The whole film is a fictional, alternative ending to WWII, and while it's improbable and ridiculous, it's fantastically entertaining. The opening scene is enough to ensure Waltz a place in my memory, but the moment I will remember is after he's issued an ultimatum to a farmer he believes is hiding Jews in his farmhouse. Waltz's face literally melts as he switches gears, all the charm and bravado he has put on has disappeared. Ooh. A beautiful moment. Lots of those here. Also lots of broad comedy, dark moments, Jewish vengeance, old Western showdown scenes, a fantastic ending... just a great film. Ebert says that Tarantino movies need to be seen more than once. I'd love to see this again in a little while, and take a look at more of his films, particularly Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.