THE OSCARS Honest Trailer.

Not bad; Honest Trailers was perhaps a little unfair to some of the films that I saw and liked, but everybody probably feels the same way about the films that they liked. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD absolutely should walk away with the awards, mind you. It’s Tarantino’s best work*.

Moe Lane

*I forget who said that Hollywood loves to give awards to movies about Hollywood. If that’s true, well, the Academy will agree with me for once. Or at least it’ll end up in the same place.

1 Comment

  • DemosthenesVW says:

    No, it shouldn’t. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is certainly a cinematic tour de force; that much is undeniable. But it relies, for the escalation of its tension, on an instance of dramatic irony that turns out in hindsight to have been the mother of all red herrings. That’s not defensible from a narrative standpoint. And given the particular nature of the real-world events playing out in the background of the film, events that in the final analysis are more or less completely tangential to the film’s story, I would argue that it’s not defensible from a moral standpoint either.

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