On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, we’ll be reviewing the new Paul Greengrass thriller Captain Phillips! How closely does it follow the actual events that took place during the Maersk Alabama hijacking? Can it be considered in any way factual and/or historically accurate? Does a “pseudo-biographical action thriller” have to be realistic? Is absolute realism a requirement for films such as this? Are they obligated to provide more than entertainment value? Can the portrayal of the Somali pirates be considered unfair or racist in any way? Is Paul Greengrass the premier action director of his era? Has he refined chaos cinema to an artform?
We’ll also be celebrating the 10 anniversary of Kill Bill Volume 1? Is it the better half of Quentin Tarantino’s martial arts opus? Where does it rank in his filmography? How does it compare to the classic martial arts films and spaghetti westerns that inspired it? How much of a debt does it owe to films like Lady Snowblood, Th