The “D” is silent.

Quentin Tarantino’s latest paean to American cinema – Django Unchained – is, like the rest of Tarantino’s body of work, bloody, ultra-violent, and redolent with dark humor and characters of questionable morality.  At the same time, the film is one of the most entertaining movies I’ve seen in a long time.

If you have some time this weekend, go on and see it – especially if you’re a fan of Tarantino films.  You won’t be disappointed.  The chemistry between Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz is riveting, and it’s an absolute joy to see Waltz given another amazing role to inhabit, much like he did in Inglorious Basterds. On top of that, the sinister, calculating brutality of Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance is chilling, and Foxx’s intensity is matched by Samuel L. Jackson’s performance as an Uncle Ruckus-type house slave that absolutely cannot be missed.

On top of that, there’s a scene that would have been at home right out of Blazing Saddles.  This scene alone is worth the price of admission.

Django Unchained

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