As an experiment, we’re hosting our inaugural blinkbox Movie Club this week in which we (us and you the reader) will talk about a new release right here on the blog. We’ll be throwing some questions out for you guys to discuss on the forum but we won’t be limited by those topics.
This week, we’re looking at Django Unchained, the latest film from writer/director Quentin Tarantino. Critically applauded and publicly divisive, this ultra-violent Exploitation Western seems to be the perfect film to kick off a great discussion on film.
- Is it responsible of Tarantino to portray brutal events from recent history like slavery within the context of a film that’s designed to be entertaining?
- Who do you think is the most ‘Evil’ character in the film? Is it Leonardo DiCaprio’s Calvin Candie? Or perhaps Don Johnson’s Big Daddy? Or maybe even Samuel L Jackson’s duplicitous house slave…?
- What non-Tarantino film would you like to see in a Double Bill with Django Unchained?
Share your thoughts on the board below before next Thursday and the best/most amusing/most thoughtful comments will be published in next week’s newsletter. That’s right: you can make yourself heard to a nationwide audience of movie fans!