the wolf of wall street
In which YouTuber Robert Jones recasts Leonardo DiCaprio's amoral, drug-addled Jordan Belfort as a loveable rogue heading
So that was 2014, a year when a comedy compromised the free world, when a tree and a raccoon stole millions of hearts, and when Gilliam, Scorsese, Godzilla and Jack Ryan returned to cinemas, but what, you may yawn, was THE film of the past 12 months?
There are many ways to measure success in business; P&Ls, Balance Sheets, P/E multiples...but perhaps the most poignant moment in Homm's autobiography is when he realizes he has lost the ability to smile; the most telling KPI of all.
In which Screen Junkies get their claws into Martin f***ing Scorcese's latest f***ing movie, starring Leonardo f***ing DiCaprio
The question is, where has he gone? These words don't come easy, but Martin Scorsese, at this current juncture in cinematic history, has disappeared. Once a maestro film-maker who advocated anarchy of the soul - see De Niro's Johnny Boy in Mean Streets or Joe Pesci in GoodFellas - Scorsese delighted in holding up a mirror to America's underbelly, and he did so with that most subversive of narrative tools: humour.
A student has released a hilarious parody of Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" for his student election campaign
The story of the rise-and-fall of jailed stockbroker Jordan Belfort has sparked controversy from almost every corner of the globe. With the mainstay of the film being immoral financiers targeting the weak and vulnerable to fund a life of ridiculous debauchery, it's no great surprise.
'The Wolf of Wall Street' is, by many standards, a good film. Sure, it follows all of the predictable plot beats that any given "money and drugs in the Eighties" flick entails, but it makes up for its lack of narrative surprises with its strong central performances and highly stylised depictions of excess.
Excess is the driving force behind Martin Scorsese's energetic, entertaining but ultimately hollow epic. Leonardo Di Caprio bravely gives it his all as the amoral Wall Street stockbroker Jordan Belfort who made a million dollars a week ''selling garbage to garbage men''.
The Wolf of Wall Street is a story of the ultimate greed and excess in wealth that led Jordan Belfort (played exquisitely by Leonardo DiCaprio), showing us how the journey that he makes from a lowly sales caller to a top tier stock broker.