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
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.
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