Django Unchained

America, Slavery, and McQueen and Tarantino's Two Very Different Movies | 11 Feb 2014 // 8:14 PM

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

Trouble Man: 'Django Unchained' and the Obliteration of Identity | 17 Apr 2013 // 5:14 PM

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.


Django May Be Unchained, But America Is Never Unshackled from Its Racist Past | 21 Apr 2013 // 5:30 PM

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.

Violence Unchained | 23 Jan 2013 // 4:30 PM

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


'Django Unchained': Tarantino's Next Revision | 28 Dec 2012 // 4:00 AM

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.


A Celebration of Carnage: 'Django Unchained' and 'Hotline Miami' | 24 Sep 2014 // 1:00 AM

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

Award Season Rewind: 'Django Unchained' | 21 Jan 2013 // 2:30 AM

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.


‘Django’ Among New DVD and Blu-ray Releases | 15 Apr 2013 // 12:35 AM

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,

Quentin Tarantino Lets It All Flow | 15 Feb 2013 // 3:35 AM

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’

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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