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The Next-to-Last Picture Show: "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood," reviewed.

Chris Klimek

Brad Pitt is a stuntman-turned-gopher to a fading TV star in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film. (Sony)

Brad Pitt is a stuntman-turned-gopher to a fading TV star in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film. (Sony)

The Bruin—the Westwood cinema where Margot Robbie (as Sharon Tate) goes to see herself in the Dean Martin-starring spy spoof The Wrecking Crew midway through Quentin Tarantino's new Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood—is where I saw Ocean's 11 (the Soderbergh-Clooney-Pitt one, not the the Dean Martin one) in 2001 and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines in 2003. I must've seen at least a few other movies there, but those are the two I remember.

I like QT's new picture a whole lot. My NPR review awaits you.

The Long Warm-Up to Heat

Chris Klimek

Michael Mann's Heat, one of my favorite films, is The Dissolve's Movie of the Week this week. I contributed this essay about the sprawling crime picture's many progenitors, including the short-lived-but-great late-80s TV series Crime Story. 

You'll want to read Scott Tobias' keynote and Nathan Rabin & Matthew Dessem's forum discussion, too. The latter is where I learned that Kate Mantilini, the Beverly Hills bistro where Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro's famous late-night sit-down in Heat was shot, closed last year. When last I was there, in 2005, a giant still from The Scene hung on the wall.

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