ash’s review published on Letterboxd:
My 550th log for 2019.
Here are my short thoughts following my second screening of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood:
- It is easily the best film of the year.
- It is my favourite film of the year (so far).
- Tarantino’s magnum opus; not his only masterpiece, but definitely his best.
- I love Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth.
- I love Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. I love Brad Pitt.
- Brandy is my fourth favourite dog ever, she’s a good girl and an awesome dog.
- Cliff Booth is easily, through and through, far out, Quentin Tarantino’s best character.
- The film and Margot’s performance is a love letter to the personality and life of Sharon Tate, showing her as compassionate human, as well as an angel that stood out as a shining light. Margot’s performance as her truly brings light to the amazing person Sharon was, and is a beautiful homage to the actress’ memory.
- There’s an Inglorious Bastards easter egg that I absolutely love (and didn’t know how I missed) in the form of a reference to the “Name scene” between Christoph Waltz’s character and Eli Roth’s character, where Roth has to recite the fake name he’s using - Antonio Margheriti, which is also the name of the director of one of Rick Dalton’s Italian films, Operation Dyn-o-mite! The name is also a nod to a real life Italian filmmaker, who goes by the same name.
- I love Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and this film is definitely an all-time favourite in my book of favourite films.