Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★★

"And away we go!"

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is one of Quentin Tarantino's best films to date. It's a glorious fusion of genres: part western, buddy film and homage to popular culture in the 1960s.

Stylish and visually stunning, it bears the classic hallmarks of a Quentin Tarantino film. His customary attention to detail is forensic as 35mm film is used to frame a story set in 1969, exactly what have been in use at the time. Fictional characters are cleverly set against true events as they mingle with real people in a concurrent storyline. Maddening tangents, delightful cameos and set pieces all provide a compulsive mixture. The cinematography, the writing, the casting, the soundtrack, all flawless.

The film also includes a great ensemble cast, with Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) giving a convincing performance and Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) is wonderfully cast, but it's Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) who steals the show.

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is a film that is aesthetically appealing from start to finish. Quentin Tarantino's interpretation of 1969 Hollywood is a lush world with superb detail. The film serves as a love letter to the place Quentin Tarantino presumably grew up with and it shows completely within the film.

Overall, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is a superior wonderful piece that definitely brings the Hollywood vibe in the '60s justice and basically an experience you'll cherish for the rest of your life since it does transform you into a cinema lover, as well as it projects every thing about filmmaking and watching a film is all about.

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