Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is every bit as exuberant and indulgent as we’ve come to expect from the director of Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. His latest is a bloody, three hour post-civil war Western that revisits familiar themes of racism and the origin of modern America. With its long opening credits, mounting score from Ennio Morricone and its frequent title cards, The Hateful Eight recalls early twentieth century cinema but it could just as easily be a stage play. The dialogue-heavy plot takes place in just two locations: a stage coach and a halfway house. Bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is travelling through a Wyoming blizzard with prisoner Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh). The winter storm brings an assortment of villains,…