I saw the latest Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. I enjoyed it.
I've had a slightly odd relationship with his work. When I first saw Reservoir Dogs in the cinema I was excited and impressed by it. It felt like there was a new voice and talent in cinema. I eagerly went to see Pulp Fiction and while I felt it was less effective I still enjoyed it. The new one is the first one I've actually gone to the cinema to see since PF 25 years ago.
In between I saw on TV Jackie Brown which I found incredibly dull, the Kill Bill's which I thought were OK and compelling enough to keep me watching and looked fantastic, and Inglorious Basterds which I enjoyed.
The new one is for me is his best since RDs. It tells the story of a TV/film star who's starting to fear his career is stalling, and his relationship with his laconic stunt double. He gets a part in a Sam Wanamaker film that may be a make or break moment for him. His story is shown in parallel with that of Sharon Tate who is one of a number of real-life figures the film portrays. The Tate storyline is interesting in how it pans out (especially as we know what happened there) and not just interesting because she is played by the gorgeous (and of course very talented) Margot Robbie though I'm shallow enough to admit I was very happy indeed with that aspect. Not to mention the presence of a number of very eye-pleasing women. But anyway sorry I'll stop perving now.
Suffice to say, I liked it and despite its length it didn't feel it wasted too much of the time as his films often can. It was very funny in parts but also once or twice oddly touching, something I've never previously been able to say about any of his films.
Warning for the sensitive: near the end, as many might expect as it's QT, there's a scene of extreme graphic violence that is also - and I'm well aware of how this sounds - quite comical and actually made me laugh.