Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
It’s fantastic, of course.
Very much surprisingly, I’d say. First time since… Jackie Brown we get characters, themes and story first, swooning over genre trappings second, and even then that element isn’t overwhelming (though there’re still tons of fanservice and name-dropping). This is a more personal, “legitimate” film than any he’s made up to now.
And I liked that thing he did in it a lot. It’s been appearing throughout his films quite a bit, including another moment in this one, but never in a poignant manner. Really works with the piece.
So yeah, he’s proper (one-off until proven otherwise) back.