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Review: Django Unchained (2012)

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DIRECTOR: Quentin Tarantino.

CAST: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, James Remar, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson.

SYNOPSIS: When German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Waltz) promises Django (Foxx) his freedom on the capture of the villainous Brittle brothers, the slave finds the perfect opportunity to search for his lost wife, Broomhilda (Washington). When their paths cross plantation owner Calvin Candie (DiCaprio), the pair must make a choice between sacrifice and survival.

More sprawling, cross-country epic than nonstop, gun blazing shootout, Django Unchained is a perfect marriage of slave story and spaghetti western that allows Tarantino to make the most of his signature anachronistic embellishments. Reeking of 70s panache from the opening old-school Columbia insignia, the combination of mashed-up soundtrack, obvious homages and riotous one-liners easily coalesce in a film that necessitates multiple viewings. Continue reading

Review: The Iron Lady (2011) – HeyUGuys

On Thursday I was lucky enough to go to a fantastic event at Manchester Town Hall, put on by See Film Differently (check out their website here). Used as a stand-in for the Houses of Parliament, it was a perfect venue with a specially curated exhibition featuring stills from the movie and costumes worn by Streep herself. The wonderful HeyUGuys sent me to the event, so to check out my review and see whether Meryl is destined for Oscar glory, just click here!