Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast, including Margot Robbie, Al Pacino and a galaxy of other stars, and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
“ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD is a wistful story about the past that’s obviously meant to speak to the present, both eras of a fiercely changing industry. Part of what makes Tarantino so interesting is that he’s possibly the most skilled contemporary wielder of cinematic pastiche: He borrows images, sounds, techniques, and music from different eras but always manages to make them his own.” – Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
“As a film about making films, and the agony and ecstasy of everything we love about movies, Tarantino knocks it out of the park.” – Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies
“This isn’t simply a comedy, drama, thriller, buddy movie, period piece, or any other limiting genre descriptor. Tarantino calls it his personal ‘memory piece.'” – Luke Hicks, Film School Rejects