- Quentin Tarantino
- Jamie Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz
Quentin Tarantino’s latest revenge saga, this “Southern” merges the director’s favorite genre, the spaghetti western, with the bloody history of the pre-Civil War South, its heroes a freed slave and German bounty hunter (Oscar winners Jamie Fox and Christoph Waltz) on the trail of a gang of killers and a charmingly evil plantation owner (an over-the-top Leonardo DiCaprio). With his trademark blend of comically sharp, badass dialogue and righteous yet gruesome violence, Tarantino breathes new life into the Western, gathering a motley group of iconic “guest stars” (Don Johnson, Jonah Hill, Samuel Jackson) as well as a great soundtrack (James Brown, Johnny Cash) to accompany the bloody action. As with the genre mash-ups Inglourious Basterds and Kill Bill, Django—the “D” is silent—is a riotous mixture of exploitation movie madness and bravura filmmaking, with a killer cast along for the ride.