10 Things We Learnt From Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

1 week agoWords by Mr Chris Wallace

Mr Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019). All photographs courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Mr Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film is long, messy, very violent and out last weekend in the US. We went to see it and this is what we were left with.

Mr Quentin Tarantino is in rarefied air

How rare? Who else could, in their ninth film, or 90th, make a film about our heroes’ fallibility? In 2019? More than anything else, more than hating hippies, more than nostalgia fetish, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is about the ways in which our gods, the religious icons on our big and small screens, are a mess. In some cases, sympathetic messes, but not heroic. And certainly not superheroic.