Inspired by an era that is special to him, writer/director Tarantino is at his masterful best in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as are DiCaprio and Pitt as the two leads. The film of the year so far.
The Good Girls (original title Las niñas bien) is one of the most critically acclaimed films on the 2019 Moro Spanish Film Festival program. Mexican director Alejandra Márquez Abella brings a simmering rage to this portrait of an ostentatiously wealthy woman who falls from favour with her high-society set when her husband’s business runs into trouble during Mexico’s economic crisis of the 80s.
Incompletely gestated and somewhat uneven, writer/director Jordan Peele’s Us is a bit of a letdown after his brilliant debut feature Get Out, but the acting, cinematography and score are first class and there is some brilliant imagery. Peele is to be applauded for his ambition, even if he doesn’t quite realise it here.