Quentin Tarantino's interview outburst tarnishes violent cinema

Tarantino refused to comment on the violent nature of Django Unchained in an interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

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Ben Affleck won a surprise double at last night’s Golden Globes, securing the Best Film (Drama) and Best Director prizes for his Iran hostage drama, Argo.

Adele’s 21 has topped the US album chart for a second year

Oscar nominations to be announced

All-conquering Adele will find out if she has a chance of adding an Oscar to her armful of awards when the nominations for Hollywood's big night are announced later today.

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This violent actioner opens with three redneck brothers massacring 13 heavily tattooed chaps in their Alabama home. Turns out they've slaughtered the wrong mob.

Page 3 Profile: Quentin Tarantino, director of Django unchained

So the director of spectacularly violent cult classics is back?

Actor Samuel L Jackson appears on the Wake The Fuck Up video narrating an Obama kids' story

Samuel L. Jackson goads a journalist into saying the N-word at Django junket

Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to criticism for his liberal use of the N-word in dialogue for African-American characters. Whatever you think about the use of the word in general, at least in his latest movie, slavery-era revenge epic Django Unchained, there is historical context.

Jamie Foxx in 'Django Unchained'

Quentin Tarantino accused of ‘Blaxploitation’ by Spike Lee... again

Lee restarts feud with director over excessive use of the ‘n-word’ in latest film

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Postponing Django Unchained in the wake of Sandy Hook sends the wrong message

Although everyone is shocked at the tragedy, cancelling screenings isn't necessarily the right move

Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained premiere called off after Sandy Hook massacre

Despite the film's director Quentin Tarantino defending onscreen violence at a press conference on Saturday, distributors have decided to forgo the scheduled Los Angeles premiere

'Give me a break' - Tarantino tires of defending ultra-violent films after Sandy Hook massacre

The Django Unchained director spoke at a press conference in New York a day after Friday's Connecticut massacre

Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Abraham Lincoln in the film 'Lincoln'

Lincoln leads Golden Globes battle with seven nominations

But Argo and Django Unchained are also front-runners with five nods each

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Starring: Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

Call of the wild: Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell in 'Seven Psychopaths'
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It’s going to be epic: film fans set for numb bums as running times go up

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