Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood: One of the Best Films of 2019
by Staff | Den of Geek | December 31, 2019
A new year is upon us, so what better time to take a look back at our favourite films of the last 12 months? That’s right, it’s Den Of Geek’s annual movies of the year countdown, as voted for by our writers.
The rules? Well, eligible movies had to have been released in the UK in 2019 – and streaming exclusives such as feature-length Netflix and Amazon Prime originals were included. We asked each of our writers to vote for their top five films, ranked on a points-based system, and then collated the entries to come up with our final list.
So, the votes have been counted and verified and we can now reveal the results. Here are the films that the Den Of Geek writers voted as the top 10 movies of the year…
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Acting is a Collaborative Art
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | December 11, 2019
Damian and the Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood crew have earned a SAG Award nomination for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.’ Also up for the same award is the cast ensemble from Bombshell, The Irishman, JoJo Rabbit, and Parasite. Screen Actors Guild Awards has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. It is the only televised awards ceremony to exclusively honor just performers for their performance in film and television. The awards focus on both individual performances as well as the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture. You can catch the SAG Awards airing live on TNT and TBS, Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
AUSTIN BUTLER / Tex
JULIA BUTTERS / Trudi
BRUCE DERN / George Spahn
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Rick Dalton
DAKOTA FANNING / Squeaky Fromme
EMILE HIRSCH / Jay Sebring
DAMIAN LEWIS / Steve McQueen
MIKE MOH / Bruce Lee
TIMOTHY OLYPHANT / James Stacy
AL PACINO / Marvin Schwarz
LUKE PERRY / Wayne Maunder
BRAD PITT / Cliff Booth
MARGARET QUALLEY / Pussycat
MARGOT ROBBIE / Sharon Tate
Overall, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood grabbed four SAG Award nominations in total, as did Bombshell and The Irishman.
For more information, please visit Screen Actors Guild Awards.org
Fashion of the 60’s
by Sony Pictures Entertainment | YouTube | November 15, 2019
Here is a look at Arianne Phillips’ iconic costumes from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Catch a glimpse of Damian as Steve McQueen at about 4:08.
London Film Festival Gala
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | October 14, 2019
Last night marked the closing of the London Film Festival Gala but not before hosting an intimate screening and Q&A of The Irishman on Friday, October 11, 2019 in London. Special guests from the film included Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Emma Tillinger-Koskoff and SandyPowell. A cocktail reception was followed by the screening and guests included, Andrea Riseborough, Lady Amelia Windsor, Barry Keoghan, Bianca Jagger, Bob Geldof, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher, Fiona Shaw, Helen McCrory, Ophelia Lovibond, Stephen Frears, Will Poulter and Yorgos Lanthimos. Charles Finch and Edith Bowman hosted the event.
The film is Director Martin Scorsese’s epic saga of organized crime in postwar America as told by a mob hitman who recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. The film stars Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and Anna Paquin.
You can catch The Irishman on Netflix November 27, 2019 (USA release).
The True Story of Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood Characters
by Rebecca Alter | Vulture | August 2, 2019
Warning: spoilers ahead.
Quentin Tarantino plays fast and loose with historical revisionism like he’s a kid left alone with action figures, or a Harry/Louis slash-fic writer drowning in AO3 tags. He takes a piece of history that’s captured his imagination, creates a Mary Sue or two to beat the boogeymen at the boss level, and poof! His avenging avatars kill Hitler, save Sharon Tate, and burn down one more plantation blighting the earth. Like Inglourious Basterds before it, Tarantino populates his ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with real figures alongside more reality-adjacent ones. So for those of us (all of us) less versed in his brand of fanboy ephemera, here’s a map to the stars, real and pretend, in OUATIH.
Continue reading Who’s Who in Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood: A Character Guide – Aug 3, 2019