In Defense of The Wolf of Wall Street

"Money is the best drug. It makes you a better person." Director Martin Scorsese takes a stab at unveiling modern day human nature and our corrupted vision of the American dream in The Wolf of Wall Street. Infused with Lamborghinis, yachts, drugs, sex, unimaginable amounts of cash, more drugs and more sex; the moral message… Continue reading In Defense of The Wolf of Wall Street

In Defense of Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby

“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” As a novel deemed incapable of translating onto screen, preconceived notions were buzzing about the film prior to release, especially with director Baz Luhrmann’s sensational modern eye attached to the holiest… Continue reading In Defense of Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby

Anticipating the Great Gatsby

With the recent release of the third Gatsby trailer, the anticipation for director Baz Luhrmann's recreation of the F.Scott Fitzgerald classic is mounting. The trailer gives a more in-depth look at the characters, the lavish landscapes and further reveals that Leonardo DiCaprio may hold a candle next to original Gatsby, Robert Redford. While I've previously… Continue reading Anticipating the Great Gatsby

Django: Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Vengeance

  "The badder they are, the bigger the reward" NO SPOILERS The trailer for the revenge western Django Unchained views as another Quentin Tarantino classic, with all the cinematic trademarks that have become synonymous with the writer/director. Tarantino's bloody camera lens brought us classics like Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs, and raised the… Continue reading Django: Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Vengeance