Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★★

A mesmerising post-mortem on the iconography of Hollywood that Tarantino was born into. The rich cinematography and music act as a vehicle for DiCaprio and Pitt as they wander through a brilliantly actualised recreation of 1960s Hollywood. The ode to the fading Hollywood actor in Dicaprio, and the tribute to the stuntman in Pitt are a joy to watch, their chemistry making for genuine hilarity and occasional poignancy.

The meandering quality of the film makes for it's charm, although admittedly there's a longing for a more robust narrative to assist in delivering it's themes more tangibly.

Consistently hilarious, with a third act only Tarantino could pull off, OUATIH is an endearing love letter to Hollywood and one of Tarantino's best.

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