The big news at Cannes is that The Weinstein Company held a private screening featuring 7-8 minutes of footage from Django Unchained. Rather than doing a massive cut-and-paste job about what was included in the screening, I’m going to link to what I feel are the best and most descriptive reviews of the footage. Reading these articles should give you a very good idea of what to expect from this film. These reviews and descriptions are spoiler-free.
Ain’t It Cool News — Lighthearted review from a film geek (my favorite review of the bunch).
Empire Online — Straightforward and very descriptive synopsis of the footage.
Oh No They Didn’t! — Round-up of online reactions to the footage.