Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A tricky fable and love letter to 60s stardom
There are true-life characters in Quintin Tarantino’s latest opus, along with a lot of imaginary folks, and while the inclusion of doomed actress Sharon Tate gives this movie a nervous edge, you have to remember Tarantino’s takes on history: they are fluid and not always by the book. This is a relief, because this is basically a comedy, with Leonardo DiCaprio giving a hilarious performance as Rick Dalton, a TV star who took a shot at being a movie star and is watching his career fade before his eyes.