Django Unchained

Film Commentary: A Contrarian View of “12 Years a Slave”

November 17, 2013
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Why haven’t more movies been made about American slavery? Hollywood studio racism is certainly a prime factor; but even for determined anti-racists, there’s also the aesthetic problem of creating a compelling film drama.

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Short Fuse: “Django Unchained” — History Dumbed Down

December 28, 2012
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There is so much of a certain kind of violence here — the kind you’ve seen in Tarantino movies before — that it in a sense takes the violence out of violence.

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