Luca’s review published on Letterboxd:
The first time I saw this movie about a year ago when it released, I was a little disappointed and genuinely thought it was Tarantino’s worst film. I thought that it was slow and I just wanted it to get to the point. I didn’t care about all the tv show/movie clips or how Cliff and Rick passed their day.
Then, months later when the movie returned to the theaters for award season, I saw it again and was completely blown away at how entertaining and special it was. I realized that it wasn’t about getting to the point, instead it’s about having a fun time while recreating a different era of Los Angeles, hence the the title of the film. I also noticed how great the sound design and production design were and how they played a huge role in making the film feel like a complete experience. Another major part is the music, which is partially made up of actual radio recordings. There’s almost always music playing in the background, also adding a lot to the whole experience.
And now that I’ve seen it three times, I can confidently say that it only gets better each time you watch it.
After my first time I probably would’ve put it last in my ranking, then my second time it jumped up to fifth and now it’s in fourth. And who knows it might even reach first one day.