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"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"

Everyone I see, I tell them "See this film". I'm not on commission. It doesn't need it. This is the best film I have seen since.. I don't know when. It starred two actors I don't go wild over Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Sorry, I didn't go wild over. Now they are just the bee's knees.

The film's episodic, funny flashbacks explaining why these two were where they were in LA in 1969. We learn why Brad Pitt is fixing TV aerials rather than doing top notch stunt double work. Well, it's rumoured he killed his wife, and he kicked the shit out Bruce Lee and badly dented a Rolls Royce which was owned by the wife of the man who hired him.

It was a fun film with heart, a love of glamour and some scenes of real poignancy. The two DiCaprio scenes with the 8 year old brought tears to his eyes and mine. And the pastiche of the 50's TV Western and DiCaprio's realisation that that rich seam is exhausted: except he draws out of his character the be…

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