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In "Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino has made one of the year's most talked-about films –  a bloody coda to anyone's Christmas Day. Whether he's made a great movie remains unclear. The blending of different genre films, excessive violence and sadistic humor place the film firmly in Tarantino's oeuvre, while its revision of a historical atrocity – slavery – makes it an encore, of sorts, to his last film, "Inglorious Basterds." Also read: Spike Lee: Quentin Tarantino 'Disrespectful to My Ancestors' With 'Django Unchained' "Django," a mix of a spaghetti western and blaxploitation, stars »

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