22Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Written by Quentin Tarantino
Revisionist history doesn’t get more audacious and satisfying than the Manson family killers going to the wrong house on Cielo Drive and meeting their own spectacularly grisly fate. For all the biographical appearances, your Manson and Squeaky Fromme and Sharon Tate, it’s the fictitious cowboy actor Cliff Booth and stuntman sidekick Rick Dalton that most surprise, providing the script’s emotional resonance—not exactly a staple of Quentin Tarantino’s work. Their scenes, both together and apart, play like a paean to the “once upon a time” of the title.