DVD Release: April 16, 2013
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, and Leonardo DiCaprio
Full disclosure: I am a huge Tarantino fan and have enjoyed basically everything he’s done. I realize that his style can sometimes be polarizing, so some patrons might not have the some appreciation for his style. That said, this is quite possibly his best work to date. Tarantino continues to develop into a masterful storyteller this time with a “spaghetti western” set in the pre-civil war slavery-ridden south. Jamie Foxx stars in the film as a freed slave bounty hunter looking to find and save his wife. Oscar worthy performances by Christopher Waltz (who is quickly developing into on of my favorite actors), Leonardo DiCaprio (the villain slave owner who owns Django’s wife), Samuel L. Jackson (who is the antagonistic house slave to DiCaprio’s character). The films continually develops and in true Tarantino style has well-defined acts that divide the film. It may be a bit long and violent for some people’s taste, but was easily the best movie I saw in 2012 and ended the year on great note for cinema.