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Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

I’ve had a weird  relationship with Scorcese films over the years.  Most of the films that most people tout as his classics (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver) I absolutely hate.  Cannot stand them.  To me, they’re boring exercises in vulgarity for vulgarity’s sake.  It’s pretty much the way I feel about early Tarantino, as well.  Then something weird happened.  I started liking Scorcese films.  They were getting closer and closer to the mark and then in 2011, he directed Shutter Island and Hugo, which were two of the best films of the year (the latter WAS the best film of the year).  Since then I’ve been anticipating his films rather than dreading them and thinking maybe I should go back and give the more recent ones (The Departed, for example) another shot. Continue reading Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)