Lester's Review of Django Unchained
a common theme in tarantino's last few films is the study of the audience's consumption of violence and what they represent and the visceral thrill we get out of it (the contrast between the runaway slave being brutally mauled by dogs and jamie foxx shooting white dudes set to tupac). this isn't as tight and complete as inglourious basterds but tarantino is willing to push these themes into its most daring limits. it's haneke-esque in the way it confronts the spectator except QT isn't nearly as didactic about it. i don't think most of the viewing public will get all of that but what they're gonna get out of it, and most important of all, is an incredibly entertaining spectacle.