Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★

If there’s something I started to realize about Quentin Tarantino and other great filmmakers, he’s someone that if you rewatch one of his films, you like it more than the last time. One thing I need to say right off the bat, it’s essential to see this film in 35mm. Watching this film in this format was everything I wanted to be. The grains, the scratches, the clarity of the shots made the film experience better for me. Also, the crowd I saw it with was amazing. With that being said, I did like the movie more than I did last time...but not too much. The problems I have with are still problems, and I’m still unsure if I like the ending or not. Although, reading other people’s feelings on the ending helped me understood why Tarantino did what he did, and got me to look at the ending in another way. I’m still not as sold with it like others, but I get it. The music pops more than before, and I’m starting to love the certain little details that DiCaprio’s is putting into Rick Dalton. Still find certain editing choices in the film to be weird, and the plot to be a little to stagnant for me. But, if there’s something that needs to be said, is that Quentin Tarantino doesn’t compromise his vision. He doesn’t follow what other people want from him, but only him. And he gets the vision he wants at the budget he needs. There’s something wonderful about that. Recommend!

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