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Tuesday, December 25, 2012
1791 - Django Unchained
Nothing says Christmas Day like slavery! Although to be honest, ironically I never felt watching this like it was a 'slave' film so much as that was the looming backdrop for a unique revenge story. I go back and forth on Tarantino, but this just might be my favorite of his films. It's easily the most entertaining, and I think has the strongest through line of anything that he's done. The cast is fantastic - I don't put a lot of stock into it but expect nominations all around here. Tarantino's skills as a filmmaker are on fire here - it's sweet, it's suspenseful, it's hilarious, it's a true roller coaster and a hell of good time at the movies. At nearly three hours it never feels it whatsoever and just chugs along, the story swerving here and there but always with it's eye on the prize.
If you've even been a Tarantino fan this is the one to see. Please put out a kick-ass bluray and I'll be there in a heart beat.
I could write a lot more about it, but it's really worth discovering all it's little gems on your own! As it is, I highly recommend it.