Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★½

Shocking revelation that maybe the biggest film nerd on the planet crafted one of the most heartfelt homages to film ever
This is the man who filmed Uma Thurman fight the Crazy 88. This is the man who wrote one of the most intense scenes in film history take place in a cramped German basement. This is the man who has given us countless classics and many of the greatest films of all time. And after a whole career built around extreme violence, razor sharp dialogue, and a deep understanding of cinema, Tarantino decided it was time to slow things way down and take viewers back to 1969. And what we got is pretty much a masterpiece
This still features all that fans love about Tarantino, albeit presented in a completely different manner
DiCaprio and Pitt are absolute stars from beginning to end, and at times, I felt like Tarantino was speaking directly through Rick Dalton to the audience
This film just oozes with self reflection and meditation on long lasting careers and what a legacy truly is/means, but if this film has anything to say, it’s that it’s never too late to change a legacy
I want to talk about this film for hours, and will surely do so on my podcast this week (@WTRPod on Twitter for info), but just know this is a slow burn in the most beautiful way imagineable, until Tarantino gives in and goes full apeshit. This is one of those films that demands a rewatch for a plethora of reasons, and I’m more than glad to oblige
Also, if you can, SEE THIS ON FILM

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