Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★½

"I'm the devil and I'm here to do the devil's business!"

Still not quite getting warm with this one. The Spahn Ranch scene, which seems even longer, when you already know what happens in the end, in particular is bothersome; it feels like a foreign body, that doesn't really fit into the rest of the film.
I think it's fair to say, that Charles Manson not only destroyed the lives of some future Hollywood Royalty, he also destroyed (some of) this movie.

Swap the Manson stuff for some more Booth-Dalton banter or meta Hollywood behind the scenes shenanigans or even some more Bruce Lee, and you got yourself a fun ride, that cruises slow but cruises cool;
But like this, it cruises slow, stops, cruises slow again, then blindly accelerates and comes to an almost unsatisfying halt.

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