“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter – tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
The Wolf of Wall Street – Leonardo DiCaprio offers one of his career best performances as the loathsome Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who enjoys the lavish lifestyle his corrupt business practices provides from gorgeous women, drugs, fast cars and anything else he desires.
Director Martin Scorsese reunites with his star performer in a manic film that seeks to ridicule the excess, gorging pursuit of more and more, but it never makes it seem like the consequences aren’t worth indulging. See it for Leo, not your own peace of mind.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” is like a hyperactive three-year-old. Sure, for a little while the over-the-top antics and outrageous moments are cute, but after three hours, it becomes exhausting and annoying leaving you simply waiting for it to finally be put to bed. Continue reading Review: The Wolf of Wall Street→
If you’re out of high school, chances are good you had to read “The Great Gatsby” and if you had a cool English teacher like me, you got to watch the 1974 movie starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, but nothing will prepare you for Baz Luhrmann’s take on the classic novel starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Debicki and Joel Edgerton. Continue reading New pictures from “The Great Gatsby”→
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