Saturday, November 9, 2013

Django Unchained (2012)

**Seen in January 2013**

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. [imdb]

Nominated for 5 Oscars:
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz 
Best Original Screenplay (WINNER)
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing
An interesting case where, even though I liked the film quite a lot, I don't agree with any of its wins. But it stands there as one of my favourite Tarantino film, as it exquisitely combines an important theme with the popcorn culture. 
Of course, it has its own set of issues (mostly in the ending), but it was nice to sit through and very engaging. Christoph Waltz was good, but not as fabulous as Philip Seymour Hoffman (who should've won) and definitely not as amazing as Leo (where is his nomination????), who creates a deliciously charming villain. One of his best performances, I'd say.

My rating for the film: 8.5/10.  How is it that Tarantino films don't get nominated for Costume Design? What's up with that? The technical stuff is great throughout here.

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