Django Unchained

Django Unchained ★★★★

Django Unchained is masterfully written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. This screenplay is one of the best that Tarantino's ever written, with a compelling narrative, well-realised characters, and pitch perfect pacing. The film's ensemble cast is solid - Christoph Waltz stands out, playing against type. I really like Django Unchained, but I can't overlook the fact that it's historically inaccurate - deliberately, but inconsistently so - or Tarantino's problematic intentions. Sacrificing realism for the sake of entertainment is somewhat understandable, but not when your film revolves around slavery, this feels less like Tarantino's take on Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave and more like his version of a blaxploitation movie