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REVIEW: Damian Lewis is Steve McQueen in Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood – July 27, 2019

California Dreamin’

by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | July 27, 2019

STOP. Do not read any further unless you can handle spoilers.

The day has finally come – the day when Damian Lewis plays Steve McQueen on the big screen. It’s July 26, 2019 and I’m planning my early escape from work to see an 11:00 a.m. showing of Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood. I purchased my $8.72 matinee ticket online on July 17 around 4:00 p.m. and it has been burning the proverbial hole in my pocket ever since. 

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Collective Reviews – July 25, 2019

A Collection of Reviews: The Critics Have Spoken

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 25, 2019

With Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood  out in U.S. theaters tomorrow, July 26, the movie reviews have started pouring in. Here is what they are saying:

New York Times

There is a lot of love in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and quite a bit to enjoy. The screen is crowded with signs of Quentin Tarantino’s well-established ardor — for the movies and television shows of the decades after World War II; for the vernacular architecture, commercial signage and famous restaurants of Los Angeles; for the female foot and the male jawline; for vintage clothes and cars and cigarettes. But the mood in this, his ninth feature, is for the most part affectionate rather than obsessive. Don’t get me wrong. Tarantino is still practicing a cinema of saturation, demanding the audience’s total attention and bombarding us with allusions, visual jokes, flights of profane eloquence, daubs of throwaway beauty and gobs of premeditated gore. And yet “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” whose title evokes bedtime stories as well as a pair of Sergio Leone masterpieces, is Tarantino’s most relaxed movie by far, both because of its ambling, shaggy-dog structure and the easygoing rhythm of its scenes.

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Peaky Blinders BFI TV Preview and After Party – July 24, 2019

Peaking Blinders Season Five Screening 

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 24, 2019

Source: Instagram @roxy_tvjourno

It was a night full of Peaky Blinders! While we don’t have a photo of Damian and Helen pictured together, we can share a picture of Helen at the Peaky Blinders BFI TV Preview held at BFI Southbank on July 23, 2019 in London, England and a picture of Damian enjoying the Peaky Blinders season five after party.

But wait, there’s more!  According to Deadline, Helen’s Peaky Blinders will be trailered in movie theaters ahead of Damian’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which releases in the UK on August 14.

Peaky will return to UK television later this year, moving from BBC Two to BBC One.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Premiere – July 23, 2019

Inside the ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Premiere

by Chris Gardner | Hollywood Reporter | July 23, 2019

Quentin Tarantino has called Once Upon a Time in Hollywood his love letter to 1969 Los Angeles, and on Monday night, the auteur delivered that heartfelt homage right in the heart of Tinseltown at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre.As the writer, director and producer of his ninth film, Tarantino’s passions for the bygone era could be felt everywhere — from a faux studio soundstage that served as the backdrop for a blush pink carpet to an outdoor lounge dubbed the Pussycat Theatre where VIPs sipped cocktails at sundown waiting for stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie to arrive.

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Critics Consensus: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – July 22, 2019

Rotten Tomatoes Rating

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | July 22, 2019

Critics Consensus: Thrillingly unrestrained yet solidly crafted, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tempers Tarantino’s provocative impulses with the clarity of a mature filmmaker’s vision.

Official Tomatometer: 92% fresh
Average Rating:  8.19/10

Out in U.S. theaters July 26, 2019 and in the U.K. August 14, 2019.