Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Inglourious Basterds"

Review Summary: Ann and Les love this atypical Tarantino film, which takes a unique approach to World War II.

Plot: A group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout Nazi-occupied France by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. Runtime 153 minutes.

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentino Tarantino

Starring: Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, and Christoph Waltz

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