Before news broke about Shannon Lee’s issues with the way Quentin Tarantino depicts her father in his latest film, Dominic and Keith recorded this episode in which they reexamine the auteur’s less than ideal treatment of race in his films.
Though he is rightly regarded as one of the preeminent independent film directors of the 1990s, Tarantino’s race problem has always been front-and-center in his filmography. From the liberal use of the n-word to the way he exploits Asian stereotypes in Kill Bill, Tarantino has often received a pass from (mostly white) film critics. His latest, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is no different in the way it explicitly demeans an Asian American icon like Bruce Lee. They also spend some time discussing why Tarantino is the wrong choice to direct a Star Trek film.
What’s #NerdPoppin (59:00) from SDCC: the deleted scenes on the digital release of Avengers: Endgame and the trailer for the Mister Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Dominic also announces a new narrative podcast co-produced with Melancholyball Media.
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