Django Unchained

Our Oscar Picks and Predictions

Rest assured: this is the only Oscar predictions post you’ll see on Critic Speak all year. While the rest of the Internet film community becomes obsessed with statuettes come November, writing almost exclusively about precursors and frontrunners and “Oscar buzz” for the next four months, we pride ourselves on keeping the focus on real criticism. …

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Review: “Django Unchained”

Quentin Tarantino would make an interesting case study for those interested in what and where Americans learn about history. Tarantino’s new film, “Django Unchained,” which takes place in the pre-Civil War South, is about slavery in the same way that his “Inglourious Basterds” was about the Holocaust, which is to say, it isn’t. This film’s …

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New international trailer: “Django Unchained”

An international trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “Southern,” “Django Unchained,” has hit the web. This trailer is a bit different, with more explicit violence and better looks at the cast. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonard DiCaprio. “Django Unchained” rides into theaters on Christmas Day.

“Django Unchained” production designer J. Michael Riva dead at 63

The name J. Michael Riva is likely not familiar to you, but you have certainly seen the man’s work. Riva was the production designer on dozens of films over the years, from “The Goonies” to “Lethal Weapon” to “Iron Man” to the upcoming “Django Unchained” and “The Amazing Spider-Man”. While on location for “Django Unchained” in New Orleans, Riva …

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Kurt Russell, Sacha Baron Cohen slip free from Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film has just lost two of its biggest stars. Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell have both exited Django Unchained, Tarantino’s latest work that’s currently filming. Cohen told Howard Stern that he was unable to shoot his part because of press work for his upcoming comedy The Dictator. On the other hand, …

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Django Unchained photos unveiled

The first images from Quentin Tarantino‘s slavery-themed Western Django Unchained have hit the web. One image is of Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie, a sadistic plantation owner who makes his slaves compete in gladiatorial combat for his amusement. The picture depicts Candie wielding a hammer, tipping off those who have read the script to the …

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