Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood ★★★½

I still have the same criticisms as after my first watch, but having seen the film a second time I want to highlight how much I liked the "California Dreamin" montage (after Cliff leaves the Manson ranch and Sharon leaves the cinema) and the part right after it when Rick and Cliff are watching "F.B.I." on TV. There was something charming and melancholic about the feel and atmosphere of those scenes, also Cliff and Rick making those throwaway comments while watching the TV show felt like you're sitting there with them in Rick's living room.
Tarantino is not the best when it comes to telling a story, but he sure knows how to construct an effective scene, whether it's dialog, shot composition, camera movement or soundtrack choices.

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