Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood is a sentimental, Linklater-esque nostalgia dream tinged at the edges with a brooding darkness.  These are all qualities absorbed through observation rather than any dictated narration, with the sun-bleached scene established through images of characters driving peacefully through Los Angeles, listening to the radio and … Continue reading Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Directed by Andrew Dominik The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is an audacious title, right?  It reads like a newspaper headline in all caps, and the two and a half hour film is broken up with narration from the point of view of an unknown journalist or biographer. The story accelerates … Continue reading The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)