‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Review: Tarantino’s Hollywood Visions Brightened by Pitt And DiCaprio

 

“…an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it happens..” John Lennon on Revolution No. 9, The White Album.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, and possibly the film with the lowest stakes. There is no vengeful bride or Nazi hunters or evil slave traders. By lowering the stakes and decreasing the violence, Tarantino has presented arguably his most fully-realized characters.
The majority of the film follows fading Hollywood leading man, Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rick’s stuntman/personal assistant Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Ultimately, this is a slice-of-life buddy movie.

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Quentin Tarantino Relishes “Interactive Audience Experience” Of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

Director/writer Quentin Tarantino and his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood cast (including Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie) attended Monday night’s Hollywood premiere of the feature, and Tarantino talked about why he sees his work as an interactive experience.

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CinemAddicts Episode 98 Spotlights ‘Sea of Shadows’ And ‘The Farewell’

If you’re in the mood for a first rate documentary and a stirring drama, then Sea of Shadows and The Farewell are two flicks that are now out today. Episode 98 of CinemAddicts, as well as audio from my interview from both films are featured below!

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‘Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood’ Hits Cannes With Star Power And New Trailer

 

Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, director Quentin Tarantino and company attended the Cannes Film Festival to promote Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. Coupled with a new trailer, it was definitely a big splash for the highly anticipated feature.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Braves The Wilderness in ‘The Revenant’ Trailer

 

Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki won Oscars last year for their towering achievement Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) and, for my money, there’s no better 1-2 punch behind the camera. The trailer to their latest film The Revenantwas recently released.

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