Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – My Review

Posted: August 21, 2019 in -

J. Giambrone


I suppose I must get to it. I like the people in this movie and their acting. I don’t like Quentin Tarantino, his self-indulgent, masturbatory style, nor his hideous world view. There’s an ugliness, borderline psychosis perhaps, running through his entire catalogue. I expect it, but I don’t feel warm and fuzzy at the conclusions of his movies.

Once Upon a Time is no different. I am left kind of thinking about it, so let’s examine that aspect. Stanley Kubrick made films that left me thinking without necessarily ending up embracing a positive life force. The difference between the two was that Kubrick was a genius. Tarantino exploits gimmicks.

I appreciate that Tarantino strives for something different. God knows, Hollywood is a whore’s nest of plastic nothings with nothing to say and tons of money to not say it with. He does press the medium with twists and reversals, and…

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