Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★½

I'm not sure where this will ultimately land in the hierarchy of Tarantino films, but I sure had a great time watching it. It's arguably his most optimistic movie. Certainly the most comedic. His love of everything cinema is contagious....the history, culture, influence.....the nostalgia just oozes off the screen.

I was also excited to see this in 35mm projection - with a real person running the projector! At one point the film got off track and I half suspect this was intentional on the part of the movie house showing it. It felt so appropriate.

I'll be curious how this plays on multiple viewings and down the road a few years. I already want to see it again for all the rich detail and texture lurking around the edges. I also want to explore the cause-and-effect of where it ends up....ie, the "fate" behind it all.

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