in about 100 words or less
US 167m, Colour
Director: Quentin Tarantino; Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern
Told in six chapters, The Hateful Eight is a stylish dark comedic western that brings together eight individuals to a stagecoach stopover known as Minnie’s Haberdashery. Employing a stage play-like setting for much of the film, they wait out the blizzard which has forced their journey to a halt, during which we learn that their fates intertwined around the film’s central character, the villainous Daisy Domergue. Filled with wonderfully eccentric performances, The Hateful Eight is a masterful piece of storytelling, action and entertainment (Klaus Ming January 2016).