Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is one of the many new films added to Sky Cinema this month.

This film follows the story of failing actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they struggle through life in 1960s Hollywood. As Rick begins to descend into irrelevance, he relies on Cliff to be there for him as their friendship is the only constant in his life.

There is an undeniable ‘Tarantino-esque’ feel to this film with its cinematography and subtle humour. It feels almost like an homage to the glory of old Hollywood and represents this beautifully. There are, however, some flaws. The film feels dragged out and could have been just as good, or even better, if it were more concise. Some of the scenes seem to focus solely on the setting and forget about the characters, leaving many scenes feeling unnecessary.

The final climax of the film is something to note.

The ending is both shocking and hilarious with a ridiculous fight scene twisting the reality of the Manson murders and leaving you speechless. It’s wonderfully ludicrous.

Both DiCaprio and Pitt deliver stunning performances. Tarantino allows both characters to be fully explored and developed on their own, giving both actors the opportunity to show their talents. DiCaprio, in particular, really captures the complexity of his character and gives a great show.

Although this movie is unnecessarily long, it is a must watch for any film fanatics. It is beautifully shot and is a great viewing experience for the viewer.