‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Is Being Called Tarantino’s Best Film Since ‘Pulp Fiction’

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film
Published 23.05.19

Tarantino’s new film starring Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt is apparently very, very good.

You know how you always hear about films getting standing ovations at Cannes film festival and you can’t help but think that the audience are just showing off?

Like oooh we’re in Cannes watching a film and rather than just enjoy it like a normal person, we’re going to clap it because we have great taste and we mean something. F*ck off.


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood got a seven minute standing ovation. That just sounds like one of those times where everyone wants to be the last person to clap getting out of hand. Probably only stopped because the lights were turned off.


Seven minutes.

What was this article about again? God I’m hungover. Typing my inner monologue and everything. Very peculiar.


Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio’s partnership as TV actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth is being hailed as superb, with people comparing them to John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson and Time Out reviewer Dave Calhoun saying just that:

It’s hard not to think back to the energy of the previous best pairing in a Tarantino film, John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction.

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw added:

I nearly tweeted his name when I was searching for him. Shouldn’t make the search box on Twitter look so alike the tweet template.


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood follows an out of work TV actor and his stunt double trying to break into the film world in  1969 LA, coinciding with the whole Manson Family cult murdering affair. Tying into that even more, Margot Robbie stars in the film as Manson victim, actor Sharon Tate.

Whether or not she actually gets killed in the film is for you to find out. We know Tarantino doesn’t mind messing with history, since he went ahead and killed Hitler in Inglorious Basterds.


In a press release issued last year, Tarantino explained:

Both [Dalton and Booth] are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour… Sharon Tate.


I’ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was seven years old.


I’m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore. And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt as Rick and Cliff.

So yeah, it’s supposed to be good. Watch it, if you like.

Images via Columbia Pictures