Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★½

This is a Tarantino we have never seen. Even Jackie Brown, one of my personal favorites, doesn't go this far from what we expect from the cinephile director. Gone is (most) of the ultraviolence, the constant criminal tension, and the exagerrated, heightened writing, as well as the consistent use of non-diegetic soundtracks.

Instead, here we find Tarantino ruminating, contemplating and reflecting on a lot of the filmmaking process and what movies mean (and meant) to us. All I know is that I loved it, and it felt good to watch. I think maybe, that's the point.