Quentin Tarantino’s The Movie Critic may be his last film
The curtain falls in the last act Quentin Tarantinos directing career. After years of hinting that his tenth film will be his final stint behind the camera, he’s reportedly got this film set. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the legendary director is preparing The Film Critic, a screenplay sources bill as this tenth film. Filming is expected to begin in the fall.
Unsurprisingly, details of the film are being kept under wraps, but it is reported to have a female lead and is set in 1970s Los Angeles. With that time frame, there is some speculation that the issue could be Pauline Kael, the highly influential hotheaded critic known for clashing with both editors and filmmakers. A former Paramount consultant in the 1970s who worked closely with him Warren BeattyShe was a seminal critic of the New Hollywood movement and in particular played a pivotal role in inspiring notable filmmakers including Wes Anderson and of course Tarantino. The pulp Fiction Director even published speculation in the cinema in 2022, a collection of essays inspired by the work of Kael.
If the film comes to fruition, it will be Tarantino’s first since his grandiose ode to the film industry Once upon a time in Hollywood in 2019. This film garnered two Oscars, including for Brad Pitt‘s excellent performance compared Leonardo DiCaprio And Margot Robbie, but it was only the latest in a string of successes in the director’s eventful career. Out of Reservoir Dogs To Inglorious Basterds, he has taken both iconic and obscure genres and turned them into masterpieces unique to him. He even won two Oscars himself. The Film Critic will immediately shoot to the top of most movie fans’ watch lists, and there’s no doubt that movie stars of all stripes will be lining up to attend when the time comes.
Tarantino thinks it’s time to say goodbye to directing
Despite scoring so many hits throughout his career, Tarantino is acutely aware of film history and doesn’t want to lose touch with the industry as he ages. In recent years, he has disagreed with the industry. He had previously faced some backlash for commenting on the “wonder” of films, including a rebuke from his frequent collaborator Samuel L Jackson. Most recently, he worked on retirement at CNN Chris Wallacewho not only breaks down his own fears, but also how his understanding of what a film is has changed over time, particularly with the advent of streaming.
However, retirement does not mean that he will put his feet up and relax. Once his directing career is over, Tarantino has previously considered turning to writing. He wrote speculation in the cinema as part of a two-book deal at HarperCollins, and he could be pursuing more opportunities after he ditches the camera. In addition, he also has an eight-episode television series he plans to direct this year, which would mark his first major foray into the small screen. Tarantino has also balanced becoming a playwright and ultimately going into the theater.
Stay tuned to Collider here to learn more The Film Critic. Watch the trailer for his previous film, Once upon a time in Hollywoodunder.