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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2014 16

    "I spent my whole life here right here in Candyland, surrounded by black faces. And seeing them every day, day in day out, I only had one question. Why don't they kill us?" - Monsieur Calvin J. Candie

    While it might not be Quentin Tarantino's true masterpiece, Django Unchained provides some of Tarantino's greatest works. While Inglorious Basterds was an intimidating ensemble where there were no true lead characters, Django provides five key players that all have their moment to…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 May, 2013 36

    DISCLAIMER: This review must be read in the voice of Monsieur Calvin J. Candie. It must be read in no other way. It will not work otherwise. Try to match his panache in his speech. And then you will get the full effect.

    I am a seasoned movie-watcher, and I can confirm that there is a level above bright, above talented, above loyal that a movie can aspire to. Say, one movie that just pops up in 10,000. The 'exceptional…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Apr, 2013 12

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "He is a rambunctious sort, ain't he?" - Monsieur Calvin J. Candie

    You know how dynamite plays a huge part in the final act of the film? Well, here's a historical inaccuracy for the books...

    Django Unchained is set in 1858, two years before the American Civil War. Dynamite, however, was not invented until 1867.

    Tarantino fooled us. Until we looked into it.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 Mar, 2013 48

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Film #3 of Misty and Driver's Ultimate Western Adventure AKA Driving Misty Daisy.

    For the 165 perfect minutes of Django Unchained, there are 165 perfect moments. Don't believe me? Well, allow me to prove you wrong...
    1. The retro Columbia Pictures title.
    2. That tune kick-in of Django.
    3. The occasional whipping sound-effect in the titles.
    4. The credit that reads “And with the friendly participation of Franco Nero”.
    5. The first sight of that big, old, bouncy tooth.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 29

    Just changed my name from Driver to Driver King Schultz. To avoid confusion and all that jazz.

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    Quentin and Christoph have done it again! Here's hoping that they'll trump the Oscars too!

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 28

    WOAH...guys, I've just noticed something...

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2013 67

    You know how I only normally do one quote at the beginning of my reviews? Well, just to emphasise the genius of the dialogue, here’s four of the best lines from the four leads:
    “Jesus Christ, Stephen, what is the point of having a n***er that speak German, if ya can’t wheel ‘em out when you have a German guest?!” – Calvin Candie
    “Django! You uppity son of a-” - Stephen
    “Our mutual friend has a flair for the dramatic.”

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 24


    OK, calm down. I need to think this over. Review tomorrow.


  • Django Unchained 2012

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    Trailer number 3 (or 2, if you miss out the international trailer). Multiple geekasms all round...

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2014

    "She's not just a computer." - Theodore Twombly

    Of all the big questions Her asks, the question of the title might be the most pertinent: who is Her? Is it Theodore's next-door neighbour, the artistically-confused Amy? Is it Catherine, Theodore's estranged wife who loved him so much that she wanted to "fucking kill [him]"? Is it the anonymous 'Blind Date', who shoots Theodore down at one slight remark? Is it Samantha, the sentient AI with the husky voice enough to…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Dec, 2014

    "You've got a wonderful line, Ludwig, this shows great artistic promise!" - M. Gustave

    This film ain't no two-bit hoosegow.