I have to admit I was a bit disappointed with Sharon Waxman's Rebels On The Backlot (2006). The premise was appealing to me, in which Waxman reports on the lives and careers of Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction; Steven Soderbergh, Traffic; David Fincher, Fight Club; Paul Thomas Anderson, Boogie Nights; David O. Russell, Three Kings; and Spike Jonze, Being John Malkovich. These are some of my favorite films of the last 20 years, but I would have liked to see more critical analysis and discussions of the films and less about the behind the scenes antics necessary to get the films made. all that insider stuff was tedious for me. There was much too much about the flaws of the directors and in-fighting between the directors and studio executives and/or actors. It seemed as though there was some score settling going on here and Waxman's opinions were too apparent and not of much value to this reader.