Always a big fan of genre cinema, Quentin Tarantino has at last given his endorsement to the rapidly, painfully expanding "Robert De Niro Is Very Old" genre, calling Nancy Meyers' The Intern one of his top films of 2015.
"One of my favourite movies this last year was Nancy Meyers' The Intern," the Hateful Eight director told New Zealand's Metro. "They're not considering that for the Oscars even though I think Robert De Niro gave one of the best performances this year in that movie. I thought the script was actually one of [Meyers'] best. Right up there with It's Complicated."
It's weird, because who imagines Tarantino sitting down for a pleasantly unremarkable Nancy Meyers and then enjoying it? But more so, it's weird because who the fuck considers It's Complicated the acme of Meyers' screenwriting? Private Benjamin or mayyyybe Baby Boom is definitely the best, right?
Anyway, in a far less unexpected endorsement, Tarantino also voiced his appreciation for Mad Max: Fury Road. Asked to give a pick to win Best Picture and Best Director (he's not up for either), he said, "What I'm rooting for is Dr. George Miller." Miller's directing on his latest was, after all, right up there with Babe: Pig in the City.