Django Unchained is about as quality as weíve come to expect from Quentin Tarantino over the last 20 years. Itís not quite on the same level as his last film, the near-masterpiece Inglorious Basterds, but itís roughly in the same ballpark, especially as theyíre both period pieces reinterpreting history in a way. Itís not as groundbreaking or unconventional as past efforts, or narratively as creative, but more of his version of a straightforward spaghetti, exploitative western, and viewed from that front, it works best.
The obvious highlight is the acting, which is pretty noteworthy across the board. Thereís no doubt left Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson were born to act in Tarantino films. Walt may not have top billing but his character is more complex and easily...[read more]