All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Life, liberty and the pursuit of vengeance.
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal 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…
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…
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…
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,…
For my money, this is Tarantino's best work to date. I fucking love it. I have to take off a bit for some pacing issues at times, but otherwise it is just too damn fun to ignore. 4.5 out of 5 Chat-aki mushrooms.
I make it no secret that I don't like Tarantino as a filmmaker. "Inglorious Basterds" is the only one of his films that I enjoyed. Now there is one more. I actually enjoyed "Django". It's very bold in its marriage of comical violence and satire with the horrors of slavery to the point of making me cringe a few times, and it did have some overlong scenes (which is classic Tarantino), but it was entertaining.
Approximately my 20th rewatch. I still enjoy this as much as I did the first time I saw it in theaters. Blissful shit-eating grinning and mad chants of "BADASS! FUCKING BADASS!" in spades.
Favorite Film! Just a masterpiece!
Though it suffers from some pacing issues, Django Unchained is still a hell of a fun ride that's swung more like a tall tale or legend rather than a true period piece. Django's mythical story is made even more rich via fantastic performances, plenty of gratuitous violence and a myriad of interesting perspectives of one of the worst periods of US history. Couldn't expect much less from Quentin Tarantino.
In Django unchained there was a use of an Establishing Shot in the scene when a dog is sicked on the slave who does not want to fight anymore. The shot shows an African American man in a tree surrounded by armed men with dogs. The use of the imagery of the man in the tree and all the people with guns surrounding it givers the viewer an idea that the man ran up and is a slave. The following scenes confirm this assumption.
I love the original Franco Nero Django, and I love Quentin Tarantino, so this should be an absolutely perfect mix.
For the most part, it is. Tarantino is a genius when it comes to taking old genres, mixing together the best that genre has to offer and then putting his own stylistic spin on it all, resulting in a very fun movie.
And it is the style that this film has; from its awesome soundtrack to its stellar cast to its fun direction, that saves this film from a fairly bland plot.
Overall, it's the same Tarantino fun; not as self-indulgent and naval-gazing as Death Proof but not as fun and as fresh as Pulp Fiction or Inglorious Basterds. Still, it's an absolutely solid recommend.
What a delightfully twisted, hilarious, gloriously over the top, and brilliantly crafted western film that is perhaps the best we've gotten in a few decades. The entire cast is incredible with a nearly unrecognizable Samuel L. Jackson in probably what is now one of my favorite roles of his. It's packed with Tarantino's style all over it whether it's his wonderful characters, quotable dialogue, or fun soundtrack that actually fits quite well with the movie. It's certainly one of his finest and perhaps even his most entertaining to date (Pulp Fiction will always remain my #1).
I definitely was not blown away by this film like others have been, but it was enjoyable.
I can't help but compare it to INGLORIOUS BASTERDS which was freaking awesome. I felt this didn't share the same class that film had, and I was really expecting it. I shouldn't have though. This film feels more like the KILL BILL films, and not quite as slick. But I’m guessing that was the decision, since the Western and the Blaxploitation films were anything but classy (although he did bring class to JACKIE BROWN).
Anyway, I loved seeing DiCaprio looking like he was having fun for once. He’s always so serious. Great also to see Christoph Waltz doing what he does best, and…
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- 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!
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…