R | 166 min
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
by Jason Koenigsberg
Quentin Tarantino’s latest western The Hateful Eight is about to open on Christmas, why not go back and relive his most recent and celebrated film and his first foray into the underused western genre with Django Unchained (2012). Like his newest film this opened on Christmas Day also and would go on to win two Academy Awards, one for Tarantino’s original screenplay and the other a second Best Supporting Actor trophy for Christoph Waltz who previously won three years prior for Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds (2009). Upon it’s release I proclaimed Django Unchained as the best movie of the year, a gritty and hilarious look at America during slavery. Powerful, provocative and the most sublimely entertaining movie to come out during a very strong year for film. Let’s hope that the career renaissance Tarantino started with Inglorious Basterds continues with his newest film which was allegedly at one point rumored to be a sequel to Django Unchained. I own Django Unchained on bluray, but if you have not seen it in a while this is the perfect film to watch before heading out to see The Hateful Eight this week.
Django Unchained is currently streaming on Netflix.