Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★½

Probably my fav film of the year so far, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is a beautiful period piece. The film may be over 2 and a half hours long but it’s engrossing to take in the setting of the Hollywood renaissance especially with the stacked ensemble cast. DiCaprio and Pitt were amazing with their stellar performances, their bromance and banter with others was genuinely entertaining, even Robbie who had less screen time had her moments to shine, she had some of my favorite scenes and she did a great job capturing the innocence and good nature of Tate. I definitely need to see this film again to be able to take in all of the Hollywood references, and boy is there many. Beautiful cinematography of a neon-drenched Hollywood backed up with period-specific music from the likes of Neil Diamond to Deep Purple. It really helped set the tone and mood as it sounded and looked terrific from start to finish. Now for the crazy and wild third act which is sure to be the most divisive part of the film, I really liked it. Yes, it’s quite shocking but it delivers one hell of a memorable climax.