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“The Wolf of Wall Street”: Acceptable Overkill

“The Wolf of Wall Street”: Acceptable Overkill

By Dom Quaranta

February 25, 2014

Martin Scorsese wastes no time acquainting audiences with the origin of former stockbroker and ex-con Jordan Belfort and his twisted rise to financial success. “The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on the life of Belfort, a stock market crook in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, who took advantage of...

“The Great Gatsby” Review: Luhrmann’s Excess Isn’t Enough

“The Great Gatsby” Review: Luhrmann’s Excess Isn’t Enough

By Wesley Emblidge

May 11, 2013

The news story “Warner Brothers Greenlights $100 Million 3D Adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ For Summer” sounds like an article from The Onion, but it is in fact the movie we’re faced with this weekend. A book where, admittedly, not that much actually happens, has been turned into a big, lavish,...

“Django Unchained” Review: Tarantino’s Western Takes Down Slavery

“Django Unchained” Review: Tarantino’s Western Takes Down Slavery

By Wesley Emblidge

December 23, 2012

One of my favorite movie-going experiences this year was seeing “Pulp Fiction” again on the big screen, and it was a reminder of what a great filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is. Now, I’ve gotten my second reminder this year, with Tarantino’s latest, “Django Unchained.” In 1858 Texas, Dr. King Sch...