Quentin Tarantino’s tenth and final film has been revealed, and it is titled The Movie Critic. Throughout his career, the influential and inimitable auteur has written and directed nine feature films- Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackle Brown, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and most recently, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. In 2020, Tarantino announced plans for his upcoming tenth film to be his last as a director.
Now, Tarantino’s tenth and final film has been revealed. As per The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino has finished writing an original script titled The Movie Critic and is currently preparing to direct the film this fall. sources describe the story as being set in late 1970s Los Angeles with a female lead at its center. The Movie Critic does not yet have the backing of a studio, though the project could be shopped around soon with Sony, who distributed Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, considered the early frontrunner.
Quentin Tarantino’s Movie Critic Could Be About
By setting The Movie Critic during the late 1970s in Loz Angeles, Quentin Tarantino will return to a milieu similar to his last film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood which was set during the waning years of Hollywood’s Golden Age during the late 1960s. If it is truly Quentin Tarantino’s final film, he will have no shortage of highly coveted actors lining up for a chance.
While precise plot details are being kept under wraps, it is possible that the film’s titular female movie critic could be, or at least be based on, the late great Pauline Kael- an incredibly influential and pugnacious film critic whom Tarantino has frequently expressed deep reverence for. If The Movie Critic is in fact about Kael, the film could follow her brief tenure as a consultant for Paramount Pictures during the late 1970s.