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Tuesday, February 11 2014

America, Slavery, and McQueen and Tarantino's Two Very Different Movies

12 Years a Slave is every bit as intense as one might imagine, though not completely depressing, whereas Django Unchained aestheticizes its extreme violence.


Wednesday, April 17 2013

Trouble Man: 'Django Unchained' and the Obliteration of Identity

In his latest work, Quentin Tarantino re-establishes his reputation as an experimental filmmaker, putting a revolver to the head of genre and gleefully pulling the trigger.


Thursday, January 10 2013

The Chain of Damocles

Django Unchained is quite possibly the finest example of an adapted-from-film comicbook, except of course, it's really not, not entirely…


Tuesday, January 8 2013

The Best Male Film Performances of 2012

From diabolical tech terrorism to brutal slave ownership, the actors that make up this year's best traversed a wide canvas of creative and cinematic choices.


Monday, September 10 2012

The 2012 PopMatters Fall Film Preview - Part 4: December

The final players in the possible Awards Season set-up come to play, and there's plenty to look forward to, including the latest from Quentin Tarantino.


Columns

Sunday, April 21 2013

Django May Be Unchained, But America Is Never Unshackled from Its Racist Past

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is at its strongest when it problematizes America's racist past.The destruction of Candyland not only vindicates Django’s revenge-fuelled quest, but also implies that slavery itself has been wiped off the face of the earth.


Wednesday, January 23 2013

Violence Unchained

There’s a fine line between showing violence and fetishizing it. Have we crossed it?


Reviews

Friday, December 28 2012

'Django Unchained': Tarantino's Next Revision

As typical or archetypal as Samuel L. Jackson's Stephen may be, he is also and ever alone, for that is his definition, fearful and mean and produced by a fearful and mean system.


Blogs

Wednesday, September 24 2014

A Celebration of Carnage: 'Django Unchained' and 'Hotline Miami'

In the images of its aftermath, the act of violence is celebrated as an act of spectacular physical prowess and moral potency.


Monday, January 21 2013

Award Season Rewind: 'Django Unchained'

As we continue with our look at some year end favorites, we stumble upon Quentin Tarantino's latest... and make no mistake about it, Django Unchained is a joy. It's fun and foolish, unhinged and unapologetic.


Monday, January 7 2013

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained

He won an Oscar for for Tarantino's last film, now Waltz is back in the conversation again for another audacious turn.


Wednesday, December 12 2012

Five Things About 'Django Unchained' You Need to Know

The standout Supporting Actor performance from Django belongs not to Leonardo DiCaprio...


News

Monday, April 15 2013

‘Django’ Among New DVD and Blu-ray Releases

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most maddening filmmakers around. He loves movies, loves them in an omnivorous way. There is no film so obscure,


Friday, February 15 2013

Quentin Tarantino Lets It All Flow

LOS ANGELES — Here are some things you need to know about Quentin Tarantino. He pens his screenplays longhand, not on a word processor. “I can’


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