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)

Fedora (1978)

Directed by Billy Wilder Everything about Billy Wilder's Fedora feels out of time and place.  The story takes place in an isolated European estate, inhabited by characters with deliberately hidden agendas.  Our hero, Dutch, is played by William Holden, two decades older than we're used to seeing him in his most well-known films (Sunset Boulevard, The Bridge on … Continue reading Fedora (1978)