Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a massively fun shaggy-dog story that blends fact and fiction, inserting made-up characters at the heart of real, horrible events (Charles Manson horrible) and then daring history to do its worst. Sitting at the mature, Jackie Brown end of Tarantino’s work, the film is also a love letter to Los Angeles and the film industry, bringing his tongue-in-cheek storytelling together with exquisite craft and killer lead performances from Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.
We understand that it takes a lot to drag you from the embrace of Netflix and into an actual cinema these days, but the payoff right now is huge. From Tarantino's latest to an inspiring space doco, from a brilliant movie from Korea to a terrifying and astonishing horror freak-out, these four movies all received five stars from Time Out critics and all are screening in Melbourne this weekend.
Love movies? Why not catch the final weekend of the Melbourne International Film Festival?