Kojima is a genius madman of an video game auteur, and we are finally gifted after a 3 year wait with details most directors would have released, well, 3 years ago.
You might think to yourself, as I did, ‘wow, that’s a helluva of a message go out on a limb for but a big one: regular ol’ humans are monsters all their own.’ That thought is never going to be revisited or justified in any meaningful way.
You don’t owe Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or any other company your subscription, time, or attention. There’s no cultural mandate anymore that you “have” to watch anything- if there ever was.
After demanding a political outsider for president for nearly three decades, far before it was fashionable, Carlin got his wish. It was granted in about the most Faustian way possible, and it’s left him stranded.
I used to cross the galaxy for donuts- used to cover more ground in a day around LA than some people do in a month- used to write articles, short stories, and novels in the time I spent last week barely able to stand.
Another bit of supposed conventional wisdom is that covers of classic songs can never possibly match, far less surpass the original- there’s plenty evidence to the contrary.
The issue is what Once Upon a Time in Hollywood culminates to in terms of a message and moral. Certainly, Inglourious Basterds culminates to a message we can all agree on: Nazis fucking suck.