Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Oscarsm
By Oscarsm
16 Aug 19

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is perhaps not Tarantino's best work but it is certainly a fantastic film, meeting the high standard he has set for himself over the years. Leonardo di Caprio and Brad Pitt both give outstanding performances in their leading roles and Tarantino develops deep, multilayered characters through his somewhat unconventional method of storytelling (which seems to have become something of a signature, each film being told in it's own offbeat fashion. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is very long and some might even say too much so, and too pandering but personally I was engaged throughout. I was intriuged as to where it was all going, particularly with Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate. Tarantino's twists on history continue to impress here and I found the final act to be very, very rewarding. The camerawork and lighting is all absolutely spot on and the introduction of some scenes from Rick Dalton's films within the film is a clever and engaging way to flesh out his character, the aged looking footage is used to great effect. Highly recommended, unless you have a strong dislike for Tarantino's previous films. I was lucky enough to see this film at the Flicks preview screening and the night did not disappoint.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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