Django Unchained

Django Unchained ★★★★½

This is without question the best movie we've ever gotten without slavery. Free of both the whitewashing of films like Gone With The Wind or the white guilt of films like Amistad, this film is savage and hard to watch, painting slavers as brutal savages and the black people who help support the system as even worse. It's a powerful indictment contained within a truly great film, containing everything we've come to expect from Tarantino - great writing, great acting, wonderful characters, beautiful violence, high stakes and wonderful music. If I have a single complaint (and it's a minor one) it's that Django, our main character, is pushed a little too far off to the wayside once the plot really gets rolling. But still, a masterpiece, and evidence that Tarantino is without question one of the best filmmakers working today.

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