Quentin Tarantino and Our Year in Movies 2012

Quentin Tarantino, the director who took on the Nazis in Inglorious Basterds, rewriting history to better suit him, brings us the Christmas Day gift of Django Unchained, another violence-filled, challenging film that takes a tough look at slavery.

Writer Karina Longworth did a sit-down with the 49-year-old Tarantino, who insists he's no longer an outsider looking in but now part of mainstream Hollywood. It was during a stop in Japan during the Ingloious Basterds tour that Tarantino delved into spaghetti Westerns. It was there that he wrote the first scene of Django Unchained, the story of a slave becomes a free man and exacts his revenge.

Elsewhere in our end-of-the-year movies feature, we feature two different best films of the year lists - one by Pete Vonder Haar, the other by Longworth. And they -- guess what -- agree on only one film.

But we don't want to tell them all. So go ahead and check out Films of 2012: The Ultimate Review.

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