ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD
Thursday 26 September 2019 at 2.30pm (Subtitled) and 7.00pm
Tarantino’s latest takes us back to late-60s Hollywood and features DiCaprio as a sometime TV star facing up to his own declining powers in an entertainment landscape that’s changing before his eyes. As ever with Quentin, plot is simply a hook on which to hang crackling, salty dialogue, larger-than-life characterisations (including real-life monsters such as Polanski and Manson), postmodern trickiness and a deluge of pop culture references. Brazen, uneven, probably a few minutes too long and, as always, unmissable.
* The 2.30pm screening will be subtitled for those with hearing loss
2019 | Dir Quentin Tarantino | 159min | USA | UK
“Freely interweaving his own inventions with the myths and legends of Hollywood’s late golden years… Quentin Tarantino delivers one of the most exuberantly sharp-witted meta-movies we’ve seen” – Jessica Kiang, Sight and Sound