The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo55° Showers Likely

Thursday

Hi74° Chance Showers

Thursday Night

Lo53° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi81° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo57° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi86° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi81° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo53° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi76° Sunny

‘Inglourious Basterds’ has its glorious moments

Send to Kindle
Print This

If only Quentin Tarantino the director weren’t so completely in love with Q.T. the writer, “Inglourious Basterds” might have been a great movie rather than just a good movie with moments of greatness. Scenes of his wildly revisionist World War II saga have a wonderfully palpable tension, but then he undermines them by allowing them to go on too long.

Everything that’s thrilling and maddening about his films co-exists and co-mingles here: the visual dexterity and the interminable dialogue, the homage to cinema and the self-glorifying drive to redefine it, the compelling bursts of energy and the numbingly draggy sections.

View my options or Sign in