I never thought the day where I would walk out of a Tarantino movie completely indifferent from what I had just seen. Tarantino isn’t one of my favourite filmmakers but I can see the genius behind his work, he was always one prone to violence but I could always see how much of a great filmmaker he was. So going into Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, I was excited. The premise was interesting, the idea of a what-if was more than appealing and the cast was out of this world. Imagine my disappointment when I walked away more disappointed than satisfied.
If you missed out, I wrote about Ad Astra before, and I wrote how it’s one of my most anticipated of the year. So a few days ago, I heard there was going to be a new trailer and I was excited. Until this morning when it dropped, and that brings us to our morning plight.
Another day, another write-up for a trailer for a movie you’ve never heard of from a writer who’s been waiting for this moment for months.
James Gray may not be a name you’re really aware of, and that’s fine, he wasn’t a recognizable name for me until recently. But today, we’re going to change that. In 1994, he made his debut feature Little Odessa, and in 2000 he directed and co-wrote The Yards (with Matt Reeves, remember that name for a second).