Leonardo Dicaprio’s quest for an elusive Academy Award has become somewhat of a running gag. Despite turning in one great performance after another and being nominated for an Oscar on a number of occasions, Leo always gets robbed by the Academy. It’s gotten to the point where this is a real conversation that takes place between Kevin and I.
Me: I’m finally seeing The Revenant today.
Kevin: Which one is that again?
Me: Leo’s newest Oscar snub.
Sad, I know. But you know what, it doesn’t matter if Leo gets overlooked yet again on Sunday for the recognition he rightfully deserves. Hit the jump to find out why. Continue reading →
(Continuing our look at last year’s best movies, here’s Kevin with “The Wolf of Wall Street”)
I walked out of the theater attempting to understand everything I just saw. The drugs, the booze, the boobs, the money. All of which are concepts that I understand, of course, but the mere abundance was extremely overwhelming. What was the point? Why did I watch this film? Was this a story that needed to be told?
Whatever the reasons, The Wolf of Wall Street managed to spark debate, ridicule and adoration. Take the jump and follow me as I attempt to wrap my head around the failures and successes of the film.
Warning: This review is filled with SPOILERS.
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