All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
A slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from the brutal Calvin Candie, a Mississippi plantation owner.
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said in the above paragraph in mind, I went into Django Unchained with very high expectations.
HOLY SHIT! Tarantino not only meets my high expectations of him but he far exceeds them. Simply put he has created another masterpiece that will…
It was only a matter of time before Tarantino tackled the Western directly. His career from the very beginning has openly referenced the genre and the great directors that made their name in it. What surprised me most about Django Unchained, his latest epic revenge fantasy, is that whilst it quite clearly references the likes of Leone, Corbucci and Sollima, as well as obscure and forgotten blaxploitation flicks, it is rarely a slave (if you pardon the pun) to the films it doffs its stetson too. Unlike Kill Bill which was essentially a finely tuned mixtape of homages and pastiches, here the references are background details and in that way this might be Tarantino’s most confident work in over a…
It's not you, Django, it's me. At least I think it is.
First off, I do not like Westerns. At all. I had my hopes pinned on Mr. Tarantino to save the genre for me, but I'm afraid he didn't. Second, I love Tarantino. I have seen all his films and while not all his films are masterpieces, there are some true gems there. I also have no problems with the 'Tarantino universe' and his self-referential, homage/collage style. It works for me. And the ironic thing is that it is exactly that that seems to be this film's biggest flaw. More on that later, first the good bits.
The acting is absolutely superb. The main trio of performances, with the…
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.” - Dr King Schultz
“D’Artagnan, motherf**ker!” - Django Freeman
Well…where to start? I don’t really know. I know for sure that its Tarantino’s 4th best film to date, but that doesn’t really tell me how much I love it. It…
Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's filmography reads like a symphony of revenge, blood, sam jackson and laughs. His latest entry, also a two word title, is Django Unchained. And it may be his best movie yet.
Revenge has really taken a hold of QT's writing as of late. He seems to really get inspiration from these characters that are hell bent on hell sending. If you thought the protagonist in Kill Bill was a bad ass, revenge seeking mother fucker, well wait till you see Django. Jamie Foxx is a volatile, whipped, ripped bad ass that I don't think anyone will soon forget. His play on the classic character archetype of very little…
Part of The December Project: Film #70
Snappy Dialogue with lots of profanity?
Anachronistic pop songs?
An attempt to emulate Sergio Leone and Jean Luc Godard?
Loads of cameos from various notable B actors and lower?
A wicked sense of humor?
Yup. It's a Tarantino film.
Before I get into the more negative part of my review, I feel as if I should clarify something: I had a blast watching Django Unchained. I didn't really expect it to have the effect on me, but it did. I was smiling the whole time, I was laughing at all the right moments, and I got excited at all the exciting parts. In that respect,…
Black people slave movie
Unique without a doubt, but lacked Tarantino. This didn't feel Tarantino-like. Not to me.
My least favorite Tarantino film.
"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 shine (because "the sun is up").
First and foremost, we have Jamie Foxx as the titular emancipated slave with vengeance on his mind and chains off his wrists. Tarantino unfortunately does not write him as well as the film's formidable…
This is the main reason I didn't enjoy 12 Years A Slave as much as the next guy did. Timing was not on that film's side when it came to its plot and edgy "whipping of the white man" scene, both showcased here in a much more entertaining way, not even a year prior to 12's release date. But, moving on.. This is a Tarantino film, so let's get this stuff out of the way first:
Awesome soundtrack, great dialogue, fantastic acting, and a generous helping of classic film references hidden in plain sight(my favorite being from A Clockwork Orange when Dr. Shultz interrupts the harp player as she recites Beethoven while he recounts horrifying memories). Christoph Waltz not only…
Tarantino's Eastern Western.
A great, engrossing film from start to finish, brought together by excellent performances all around with Chritoph Waltz at the forefront. The movie may be about Django, but Waltz's character steals the film.
It's an engaging, fun movie that hits some nice dramatic notes along the way and never loses touch of just the right amount of Tarantino's signature ridiculousness. Highly recommended.
Full on entertainment..
This has become my favorite Tarantino movie.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Godfather
- Seven Samurai
- The Godfather: Part II
- 12 Angry Men
most recent update - Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:23 PM EST
The letterboxd crew has unveiled a new feature that…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!