Following 2009's Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino delivers another twisted history lesson in which Christoph Waltz spins more Oscar gold.
The Austrian plays dentist-turned-bounty hunter Dr King Schultz who, in the mid-1800s Deep South, encounters a slave who knows the whereabouts of his elusive new targets. After he relieves Django (Jamie Foxx) of his duties, the pair wipe out the Brittle brothers, and Schultz decides to repay his new partner.
Django longs to be reunited with his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) and after Schultz teaches him the art of bounty hunting, they trace her location to Candyland, the Mississippi plantation of extravagant millionaire Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Rather than going in all guns blazing, however, the sharpshooting duo devise an even sharper plan to part Candie with his prized property.
Django Unchained marks Tarantino's biggest box office hit, and nabbed him his second Best Original Screenplay Oscar. Featuring his trademark gory violence, crack casting, killer soundtrack and quotable dialogue, Django is an epic adventure that thrills throughout. The Academy's Best Supporting Actor Waltz steals the show with a brilliantly playful performance, while Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson rounds out a fine ensemble as Candie's faithful-to-a-fault house slave Stephen.