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Cain vs Cain vs Cain: Tarantino’s Moral Universe, Part 1 of 2

Tarantino’s Basterds is the ultimate anti-violence porn violence porn. Trouble is, it failed. Nazis, of course, are the archetypal modern movie villains, the evil “out there” which should be eradicated according to all of our moral judgments. For Internet nerds, Godwin’s Law expresses the sentiment perfectly:  “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” […]

Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied France

I’m going to come out in my first Mockingbird post ever and just say it: Inglourious Basterds was the best movie of 2009 (Yes, better than Hurt Locker). Say what you will about Tarantino’s violent films, but Basterds is about as masterful of a film as any made in the past decade because it posits […]