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Date TimeAugust 14, 2019
VoiceThis vibrant riff on Tinseltown toys with myths, lost stars and timelines to spin an engaging yarn. What more do you want?This article contains spoilers about Once Upon a Time in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino, the ur-Gen X movie geek director, has, for some time, suggested that he wants to make 10 films then retire. (He insists that Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2 are one movie, though I remember buying two tickets.) By his count he’s got one more to go, but walking out of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood there’s a feeling of “Gee, what exactly is there left to say?”
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Tarantinos last word? Discuss with spoilers
All of Tarantino’s passions – the unhurried “hanging out” vibe between ultracool men, the lost pop culture ephemera, the tweaked idols of childhood, the lore of movie-making and fiery explosions of over-the-top violence – are on display. The film’s conclusion, the literal opening of New Hollywood’s gates, make perfect punctuation to the end of a career. (This is partly why I don’t think he’s kidding when he says he’d like to do a Star Trek project next. He wants to take the ride again, but not necessarily in his own ship.)

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