George Christy Talks About Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Quentin Tarantino and more!
Posted Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 4:24 pm
The raves pour in for Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, who star in Quentin Tarantino’s grand opus Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood.
David Simms of The Atlantic concedes Pitt’s superb choices for his role as Cliff Booth, noting “Pitt’s performance is the first reminder in years (since perhaps 2011’s Moneyball) that he’s the most charismatic movie star of his generation: This is effortlessly cool work, with an edge of menace.”
Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal recognizes Quentin Tarantino’s film as “…equally a tribute to actors and acting.” Focusing praise to Leonardo, Joe Morgenstern adds, “Mr. DiCaprio’s signal achievement is taking his character from Mr. Tarantino’s page and making him simultaneously absurd—a has-been boozer with a burlesque cowboy accent—and touchingly vulnerable, with not the slightest whiff of mawkishness.”
Further adding, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood “excites you, delights you, lulls and seduces you in the spirit of its once-upon-a-time title.”
The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis comments, “What was entirely unexpected was that Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, would be such a moving film, at once a love letter — and a dream — of the Hollywood that was.”
Owen Gleiberman, film critic for Variety “It’s a heady, engrossing, kaleidoscopic, spectacularly detailed nostalgic splatter collage of a film, an epic tale of backlot Hollywood in 1969, which allows Tarantino to pile on all his obsessions.”
The first weekend’s box office raked in $40.4 million for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie which pleased Sony Pictures upholding that the movie, a work of art, “has legs.” QT’s most expensive film to date and his best opening ever.
Brad and Leo are unique in their individuality. Brad loves children and is a father to seven. While Leo is hooked on houses and young beauties. Houses and beauties come and go, while children are forever.