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THE WHIPLASH BRILLIANCE of Quentin Tarantino’s film Once upon a time … in Hollywood will leave you second guessing everything until the closing credits and then some; by and large, all of your predictions will be wrong. Constructed like a Greek tragedy, this essay on the faux realities of cardboard-cut out Hollywood serves as an important cipher into what news, fake news and storytelling are about, but it also presents important insights into the mischief of coincidence and the way in which history can turn if the timing of crucial events is tweaked, even by a second or two.
Above all, it skirts, under the folds of a very conventional story, and shies from pushing its narrative edge with earnestness or obviousness. At first, you’re introduced to a silver screen baddie called Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio). It’s the…
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