By Onyx Staff | 01/26/2020
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a perfect love letter to an older Hollywood system. Tarantino movies are always my favorite to see on the big screen because you know you are in for something original with his usual unique dialogue and a vision that is almost unmatched by most films today. Every Tarantino film is a new event in cinema that we should flock to see because of his commitment to his craft. While known for violent and profanity laden films in the past Tarantino shows his maturity in Once Upon a Time Hollywood by focusing more on the bond between to the two main characters, both amazing and Oscar nominated performances by Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. As usual, Tarantino shows his love of the cinema by showing an older Hollywood system as well as showing us 1969 Hollywood in its full glory, streets lined with advertisements for movies and how the Hollywood system was in full bloom. He lets scenes play out giving his actors time to breathe in the characters and letting the audience build a bond with the characters. We also see the light with Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) but also the dark side of the time with the uprising of the Charles Mason and his cult of followers. The movie all leads to one fantastic ending that literally changes history. I urge you to check out Once Upon a Time in Hollywood playing right now at our theater.
Written by Sean, Onyx Staff