Judd Apatow‘s Trainwreck was beautifully written — frequently funny, finely balanced, touched bottom in the second and third acts. Even though I prefer the sequel (Day of the Soldado) to the original, Sicario was a landmark Mexican drug-dealing movie. (The problem was that idiotic scene in which Emily Blunt‘s FBI agent picks up some dude in a bar and takes him back to her motel room…c’mon!) The dialogue and plotting in Son of Saul was minimal, but it was a major-league film with ten times the magnitude of The Hateful Eight.
And yet 82.9% of the responders believe that Quentin Tarantino‘s script, which was basically about tough talk, braggadocio and sudden bursts of violence (including the sadistic beating of poor Jennifer Jason Leigh), is superior to the other three. Four out of five!
I’ll never forget that Indiewire‘s David Ehrlich loved The Hateful Eight.