That puzzling Best Original Screenplay win for ‘Django Unchained’

I wanted to love Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, and I actually did enjoy much of it, for about two-thirds of its 165-minute running time. But it's hard to account for what a bust the last third of the movie is — and harder still to account for the script winning Best Original Screenplay. Read more [...]

Christoph Waltz’s well-deserved Best Supporting Actor Oscar for ‘Django Unchained’

It's no secret that Austrian-German actor Christoph Waltz steals Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino's epic spaghetti-western-in-the-antebellum-South also features memorable turns by Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson. But Waltz is nonetheless the best reason to see the movie. Read more [...]