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Midday at the Movies: Messy Masterpieces

Aug 1, 2019

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD director Quentin Tarantino
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Quentin Tarantino’s ninth and latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is being lauded by some reviewers as fearless filmmaking, and dismissed by others as artistic self-indulgence.  What did you think?

On the August edition of Midday at the MoviesAnn HornadayWashington Post film critic and author of Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies, and Maryland Film Festival founder Jed Dietz join Tom to answer the question Ann Hornaday poses in a recent column: on this 40th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's groundbreaking Vietnam War epic, Apocalypse Now, should we be grateful for auteur directors' messy masterpieces?   They also talk about some hot recent releases, including Walt Disney's CGI remake of Lion KingLulu Wang's The Farewell and Danny Boyle's Yesterday.   They start off, however, comparing notes about the role that production, style, and format played in this week's CNN-televised Democratic presidential debates.