Brutally brilliant, one of my favorite films of the millennium. I feel like even people who like this are underestimating it.
Screened at Hamptons Doc Fest 2023
An emotional and exuberant portrait, Heineman’s true strengths are in capturing human stories rather than exploring dangerous war zones. Batiste should keep writing symphonies instead of trying to be the next Pharrell.
One of the last screenings I expected to see James Ivory attend!
I am not a fan of many Tarantino films. I think almost everything (with the exception of Death Proof) that he's done since the 90's has been unfortunate facsimiles of what made his first three films masterpieces. Considering the setting and content of this film, Tarantino could've unleashed his worst impulses. Which is why it came as a wonderful surprise to find that Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood is Tarantino's greatest film in years, a moving and mature recollection…
For now all I can say is that this is in the upper echelon of Spielberg films and also one of the most honest and emotional looks at what it means to truly follow a passion and be an artist. On a first viewing it occasionally feels a bit too tidy and mawkish at points but the mere fact that we’re seeing this man share so much of his life and craft in this way is a beautiful privilege.