Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★½

“So the guy likes feet. Half of you criticizing him over that fetish probably like to be peed on.”

                                        - me

While it drags a bit in a couple spots, I think it’s just going to get better with multiple viewings. Ultimately, I wanted a fun, colorful look at the late 60s in Los Angeles with great characters and a solid soundtrack. That’s what I got.

Hopefully Once Upon a Time in Hollywood won’t be forever known as “that Manson movie Tarantino did.” It’s a buddy movie about the film business in an anything goes time period. The tension is there, but it’s not overwhelming like a high school boy using Axe body spray.

Also, I love that Tarantino keeps fitting “Toluca Lake” into his films. There will never be a reason for me to visit Toluca Lake. I’m just a dude in a flyover state. I shouldn’t know what the fuck Toluca Lake is. But here I am, learning geography from Quentin Tarantino like he’s goddamn Carmen Sandiego.

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