Quentin Tarantino final movie The Film Critic
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The celebrated film director Quentin Tarantino is back for one last time with his final movie The Film Critic. According to insiders, the director has completed the script for the film and is preparing to start directing in the fall.

This will mark the last venture of the famous director with a successful career spanning three decades and including films like Pulp Fiction and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The details of the final movie aren’t disclosed yet. However, according to the insiders, the story is set in 1970s Los Angels with a female lead at its center.

Quentin Tarantino’s final movie The Film Critic

Quentin Tarantino final movie The Film Critic
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Along with the announcement of Quentin Tarantino’s final movie. Speculations of its synopsis are disclosed by Hollywood insiders. Allegedly, The Film Critic will focus on Pauline Kael. She is honored as one of the most influential film critics of all time.

Kael, who passed away in 2001 was also an essayist and novelist. People remember her for her argumentative nature and fights with editors and filmmakers. Kael briefly worked alongside Paramount pictures in the 1970s at the direction of Warren Beatty.

The timing of the Paramount job and Tarantino’s respect for the critic are creating suspicion of Kael being the synopsis of the final movie. According to the insiders, The Film Critic will go out in the market for studios and buyers this week. Following this, we might receive more clear hints about Tarantino’s last run at the box office.

Considering this is the final movie of renowned director fans are expecting much from it in script, direction, screenplay, and casting as well. The filmmaker with extensive ability has worked with many famous actors. He has worked with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt twice. Moreover, he directed Christoph Waltz and Samuel L Jackson. This raises the expectations for his final movie The Film Critic as well.

What will be next for Quentin Tarantino after his final movie?

Quentin Tarantino final movie The Film Critic
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The respected film director Quentin Tarantino always said he would like to direct a finite number of films. He wishes to retire after directing 10 movies or when he turns 60 years old. Until now the writer-director owns nine movies (if we consider Kill Bill as a single entity) and he is also turning 60 later this month. This is why The Film Critic is noted as his final movie before retirement.

The director also disclosed his sentiments on the matter during a 2012 interview with Playboy magazine. He believes that directors don’t age well. They get out of tune with the current trends and make poor choices in their filmography. He expressed his wish to keep his filmography clean of misadventures as one bad film overshadows three good films.

Tarantino is one of the most notable Hollywood directors. As a student of film history, he has taken its throwaway genres to a new platform with modern takes. This has earned him two Oscars for best writing with Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. He has also earned three best director nominations and one best film nomination at the Academy Awards.

The director might be thinking about his retirement from filmmaking however he has expressed his interest in various creative fields. During past interviews, he has said that he may direct series or plays. He has also published his first novel adapted from his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in 2021.

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