Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, is freed by the charismatic bounty hunter Dr Schultz (Christoph Waltz), and quickly indoctrinated into his sharp-shooting ways. But he longs to be reunited with his wife, Broomhilda, who now belongs to Calvin Candy, a cruel plantation owner. Django won’t rest until Broomhilda is back in his arms, and in true Tarantino style, his revenge is a memorably bloody affair. Dh85, Virgin Megastore
Daniel Day-Lewis claimed a third Oscar for his turn as US President Abraham Lincoln in this powerful drama, which focuses on his last months in office. With the nation in turmoil, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, abolish slavery and unite a bitterly divided nation.
Day-Lewis mesmerises as the 16th president, as does his on-screen wife Sally Fields, while the battle-field scenes are everything you would expect from a Spielberg epic.
Dh85, Virgin Megastore
Ghost dog: The way of the samurai
Forest Whitaker’s pigeon-keeping hitman, Ghost Dog, is arguably the greatest character to have emerged from the mind of cult auteur, Jim Jarmusch. When Ghost Dog falls out of favour with his Mafia boss, he is forced to fight back, obeying the code of the samurai warrior. Dh85, Virgin Megastore