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Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio , Brad Pitt , Margot Robbie , Al Pacino Director: Quentin Tarantino Once Upon a Time in Hollywood brims with the kind of palpable love for cinema that only a passionate cinephile like Quentin Tarantino can bring on screen. It uses cinematic and pop-culture mythology for a magical imitation of reality. It is a celebration of the kind of films that first inspired Tarantino himself as a child. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Pacino in a still from Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Festival de Cannes In a modern film industry increasingly reliant on VFX and CGI to tell its stories, Tarantino has always stood out because his imagination and writing have always been the biggest special effects of them all. Throughout his work, he has retained certain postmodern hallmarks — the pop culture pastiche, stylised violence, whip-crack dialogue, excellent music choices and inherently stylish characters (and foot fetish). His ninth feature, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , has all this and more. Yet, they fail to synthesise into a truly mesmerising whole. However, it doesn't make the film any less engrossing. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood builds slowly, accumulating characters and [...]