Tarantino is on (vintage) form here in this unexpectedly restrained work that is also one of the finest pictures of 2019.
Dir. Quentin Tarantino
2019 | USA | Drama/Comedy | 161 mins | 2.39:1 | English
M18 (passed clean) for language throughout, some strong graphic violence, drug use, and sexual references
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino
Plot: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Awards: Nom. for Palme d’Or (Cannes); Nom. for Variety Piazza Grande Award (Locarno); Won 2 Oscars – Best Supporting Actor & Best Production Design & Nom. for 8 Oscars – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Leading Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Subject Matter: Contextual/Slightly Mature
Narrative Style: Complex
Pace: Slightly Slow
Audience Type: Slightly Mainstream
(Reviewed at Singapore Film Society premiere screening)
Review commissioned for CatchPlay: http://bit.ly/2MlfHT9