Quentin Tarantinos historical revisionism makes his movies better suited for the future
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Warning: Significant spoilers ahead for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
More and more often these days, press screenings for movies are preceded by warnings to critics, asking them not to spoil the movie in their reviews. Its an attempt to preserve a movies sense of surprise in an era where outlets race to jump-start the online discourse about new releases, as if a starter pistol went off at the beginning of every movie.
Generally, the anti-spoiler requests are reasonable. But the entreaties around Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time in Hollywood felt particularly odd. Please dont spoil this movie about the 1969 Manson Family murders sounds as counterintuitive as the warnings issued over the Lion King remake. Doesnt everyone already…