Quentin Tarantino sounded reasonable and matter-of-fact yesterday when he spoke to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes about the cop-boycott thing. I thoroughly respect his decision to not back off one iota. Publicists are always telling their clients to walk it back and apologize and ask the public to cut them a break — not Tarantino. Between the cop thing, Ultra Panavision 70 and the probable “n”-word and Samuel L. Jackson blowjob controversies, QT and The Hateful Eight are doing just fine. Everything is ducky & cool because a lot of people who might have conceivably side-stepped this film are now going to pay closer attention and most likely pay to see it. Plus the n-word thing has been more or less neutralized. How is that a negative?