Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (2012) delivers an inspired homage to Sergio Leone-style filmmaking, amped with all the emotions brought on by race-based slavery. Without hesitation, I'll dub this an "instant classic." Django Unchained is a beautifully shot and choreographed film with crazy over-the-top flourishes. Highly effective retro soundtrack. Memorably quirky details. Quiet moments interspersed with numerous bloodbaths. Tarantino in high form.
For anyone who wonders about the veracity of the historical backdrop of Django Unchained, go out and study up on the long history of slavery and racism in the USA and in the rest of the world. Some will be more surprised than others.
Today's Rune: Mystery Rune.