2019s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

2019s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

2019s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the great Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, a fading Hollywood actor, Brad Pitt as his stuntman Cliff, Margot Robie as Sharon Tate, and a bunch more people since it’s a Tarantino pic. It takes place in 1969 and we follow the struggles of Dalton and his career, and his neighbor Sharon Tate, and the possibility of events that occurred in August of that year.

There is a lot to unpack in this film, and I’ll be honest, it’s late and I don’t want to right now. Could this be telling a story of how Tarantino’s own career is starting to wind down (intentionally, as he wants to quit at 10 films)? Who cares.

I loved this damn movie. This is right up there with the best of his and could be my favorite, well, maybe not because I could never cheat on Resevoir Dogs…

But man. What a great film. It’s long, but didn’t feel long, so that says something about it. Great performances, well shot and scored, some hilarious lines and a bonkers final act.

I loved it. A fine addition to his masterful career. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

10/10

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