Skip to comments.‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Review: Tarantino Masterpiece Hates on Hippies and Wokesters
Posted on 07/26/2019 5:20:55 PM PDT by Bratch
A straight-up masterpiece.
If this isn’t the movie Tarantino was born to direct (that was probably Pulp Fiction) OUATIH is unquestionably the movie his 27-year career has been chugging toward, the one where it all comes together: a passion for forgotten B-movies, for correcting history, for all things pop culture (including commercials), for a time and place before the disease of chain restaurants and big box stores infected every other time and place, for obscure pop songs the now-corporatized Oldies Stations refuse to play, for cooler than cool men who are all men, for womenly women who are all woman, and for a deliberate pace that slowly raises a middle finger to the MTV-afflicted.
OUTIH is not just a movie, it’s an experience — a hypnotic, captivating, immersive tour. Over one weekend in early February 1969, Tarantino dedicates himself to taking us back to a Hollywood that probably never existed — a magic place, where it’s still safe to pick up hitchhikers and leave your doors unlocked. A fabled place, where the hippies are still everything they say they are: all about peace, love, and easy sexuality. A mythical place, where the studios and their clean cut, square-jawed heroes have not yet been replaced by Easy Riders and Raging Bulls.
I cannot wait to see this movie again … and again … and again … and again.
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Jackie Brown starring Pam Grier was a great movie.
Don’t forget his contribution to “Narural Born Killers”
I thought Django was really good. A lot of blood and gore. I liked Inglorious Basterds too. And I liked Kill Bill.
All three of those films were fantasy revenge films with a lot of fantastic (in every sense of word) scenes. A Jew who lost her family to the Nazis dreams up a scheme to kill Hitler and his entire cabinet; an escaped slave returns to free his love and shoot every person involved in his torture. A woman who was once part of an elite assassination squad on the path to avenge a horrible wrong done to her, has to eliminate one by one all her former associates including 88 modern-day samuris in one bar on the way to kill their leader.
I had always liked Jackie Brown but it was disappointing to many people as a Pulp Fiction follow up.
True romance is my favorite flick ever. Is it white boy day?
I thought it sucked, at least in comparison to the novel.
Absolutely. If anyone asks me if I cry at movies, I say “Yeah, “Kill Bill.””
“Showdown at House of Blue Leaves.” Exquisite.
Im very tempted if only because Margot Robbie is in it and want to know if Tarantinos movie could be better than I, Tonya. (Or Wolf of Wall Street.)
Good catch - good point. I’d bet that fact was not lost on him, but it does make it hurt quite a bit more doesn’t it?
I liked From Dusk Till Dawn
Actually showed a man of God having powers.
What is with this guys obsession with gratuitous gore and violence?
Sorry, I think hes demented and sick.
all great movies
I liked THAT one scene.
I was there in the late ‘60s. Was actually invited to the party at Sharon Tate’s house the night the Manson Helter Skelter murders took place.
Intuition saved me. My bf came over all excited to say were were invited to a Hollywood party by his friend Jay Sebring. It was as if 20 guys with a battering ram hit my stomach and I breathed out a huge NO. So we didn’t go, Sebring was killed that night along with Sharon Tate, and we were safe.
The second time I had that battering-ram to the gut experience was the first time I saw Bill Clinton on a stage at a small meeting of Dem Candidate wannabes.
Clinton as bad as Manson? You betcha.
AS far as Tarantino goes, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of his films. Always sounded rather gross to me. But I’m willing to be wrong on this one. Let me know if you go.
See my post #35 on this thread for my Manson close call.
Really? I thought it was funny. It is sometimes hard to reconcile the contrast between dialogue with the subject matter. That is part of the point, of course. You have the Holocaust on one hand, and a lot of zingers on the other. It’s not Mel Brooks style, that’s for sure. But it’s a style.
He makes EXCELLENT movies.
The only one I didn’t see was hateful 8.
I agree with Beatrice.
One of the best movies I’ve ever seen.
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