Film Pick: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Film Pick: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Tarantino's latest is now showing at Resorts World

Who’d have imagined Quentin Tarantino would turn in what could be his best non-Nineties film right here in 2019? Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt co-star as an over-the-hill actor and his stunt double, both the wrong side of 40 and feeling it. Meanwhile, Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate is at the other end of Hollywood’s pipeline, strapping in for a lifetime of stardom she has no idea will be cruelly cut short. That’s about it, setup-wise: this is a series of vignettes, by turns hilarious, disturbing and increasingly deranged until we arrive at an ending that is… well, this is a Tarantino film. After a series of period pastiches from the big man that have felt more and more bloated and forced, this is a relaxed, confident film that you almost wish you could live in. Worth it for Pitt’s wardrobe alone.

At Cineworld at Resorts World. Get a VVIP card, which includes 20% off cocktails at Sky By The Water and all this. Mention 'I Choose Birmingham' at guest services (ground floor) before 8pm on Aug 26 to get your card.


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