Darren’s review published on Letterboxd:
Tarantino's love letter to the end of an era in film and society, released at pretty much the end of film and society in general.
What else can you really say about this film that hasn't been said? Too much dirty feet but I commend the original story in a film environment oversaturated with the same stories or types of films (fun fact: only original film at the cinema I was at- the rest were sequels, reboots and remakes).
It's getting harder and harder for me to watch these sorts of movies, you know, movies with original stories, but it's well worth it.
I applaud Tarantino for doing some that I haven't really seen any other piece of media do, outside of the podcast, Last Podcast on the Left, which is make a mockery of serial killers and criminals.
The Manson Family are a bunch of stupid idiots who killed innocent people and stole dune buggies because they were so high on random drugs that they thought the Beatles' White album was a prophecy about an imaginative race war between white and black people (and the White Manson Family). The media and film in general make them out to be evil monsters, when in fact, like I said, they are fucking idiots.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood finally gives the family the depiction they deserve.
The acting is pretty good too and it was awesome seeing the many cameos. Cool directing and filmmaking. Amazing attention to detail when it came to film history and filmmaking.
Loved it and I wish there were more films like it.