Dude Rates Movies

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Poster of the movie
Quentin Tarantino (2019)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Saturday 14 September 2019 AD

What a delight to watch!
❤ The cinematography is wonderful. I keep reminding myself of this scene where Sharon Tate is waking up in her bed in a sunny morning. It feels retro yet so contemporary because of such warming light.
❤ Brad Pitt plays the coolest character in the world.
❤ The various locations in Los Angeles : Beverly Hills, downtown Los Angeles, the hippies’ scrapyard. When Cliff is fixing the antenna on top of the house, we’re overlooking Los Angeles, with an highway in the background. It feels eclectic and vibrant, makes you wanna play GTA V.
❤ The scene in the hippies scrapyard is masterful. It is creepy as fuck, you fear for Cliff’s life, it is straight from a horror movie. Yet no horror code is present : there is no suspenseful music, the main character is chill, it happens in broad daylight. This is brilliant.
❤ Leonardo DiCaprio skillfully plays a character who plays characters with varying talent. This is impressive. It’s like he has a setting on how good he must play.
❤ Awesome alchemy between the two main characters.
❤ The final pay-off.