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    Quentin Tarantino’s Descent Into Sadism

    Quentin Tarantino’s newest feature, The Hateful Eight (“The 8th Film From Quentin Tarantino,” as the opening credits remind viewers), is his most violent film ever. Every act of violence is similar to something from his previous films, but never has Tarantino devoted so much of a single film to non-stop carnage. It wasn’t always like […] More

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    2015’s Top 10 Trailers

    1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Teaser 2) – This teaser galvanized fans and casual viewers alike by adding nostalgic moments absent in 2014’s Black Friday teaser. Between shots of new characters, we got the massive hulk of a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer looming over the desert, the melted mask of Darth Vader, X-wing and […] More

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    ‘The Hateful Eight’ is Tarantino at his most indulgent, which can be good and bad

    No one even remotely familiar with the director’s oeuvre will ever walk into the theatre expecting to get a blisteringly fast paced actioner that clicks along like it was nobody’s business. The beauty about Tarantino’s style is the very fact that he is, for lack of a better term, indulgent. His dialogue is often funny, sharp, extremely character-driven, referential, and controversial in the best way possible. More

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    BFI London Film Festival 2015 – Ten More Films to Watch

    The BFI London Film Festival draws ever closer and the excitement is building towards its inevitable crescendo when Suffragette hits Leicester Square on 8th October to open the festival for its 59th year. PopOptiq will of course be there to cover all the different films and events on offer to sate even the most ravenous […] More

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    Watch the first full trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming ‘The Hateful Eight’

    Among one of the most recognisable names with film fans around the world is filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Nuerous Tarantino films, including Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, and Inglourious Basterds, have been critically and commercially acclaimed, with many excited by the news that Tarantino would soon be working on a new feature. The film, however, soon reached […] More

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    VOTD: How Film Projectors Work

    While the move to digital is ongoing, there are still those that hold on to the old form of film. But how does a film projector work? Luckily for you, Bill Hammack, known as Engineer Guy on YouTube, debuted a look at the inner-workings of film projectors to offer a basic knowledge for the curious […] More

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    Quentin Tarantino Says He Will Retire After Ten Films

    I guess it is true. All good things must come to an end some day and it seems like that day is coming soon for Quentin Tarantino and the fans of his movies. According to Deadline, the Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained director is planning on retiring after he makes his tenth film (which means […] More

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    Channing Tatum, Demian Bichir join Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ cast

    Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has been hotly anticipated ever since the director threatened he might never even make it. But when Django Unchained brought along such oddball and exhilarating casting choices as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx and Jonah Hill, it was anyone’s guess who the director would work with next. Now Deadline has exclusively […] More

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    Week in Review: Is Lea Seydoux the next Bond Girl?

    Skyfall and Casino Royale helped usher in such a vastly new appreciation for the James Bond franchise that with Sam Mendes returning to direct the still untitled Bond 24 and rumored to direct Bond 25, excitement remains high for any new details about the project. And though Daniel Craig has been much less the casanova since […] More

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