Saturday April 4, 2020

Even Tarantino can't redirect history

Tarantino’s ninth outing is his most emotionally mature yet. Saturated with his usual excesses and diversions, Hollywood is, at its core, a sad film about obsolescence, ageing and death

18th August, 2019
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in Once Upon A Time . . . In Hollywood

Rick is an actor on the downward slope of a moderately successful career. The handsome star of westerns and war movies, his most recent cowboy TV show has just been cancelled.

Reduced to playing one-off villains in other people’s shows, he is considering an offer from a high-powered agent (Al Pacino) to make spaghetti westerns in Italy, a move his long-time stunt double and drinking buddy Cliff supports.

In the first half of...

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