Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Dec 11, 2014

New on Netflix: A Review of "Wolves Of Wall Street"

by Kate Kompas, 

"The Wolf of Wall Street": Don't gather the whole family 'round on Christmas for this 2013 Martin Scorsese movie, unless your family is a lot different than mine. This is three hours of excess; thankfully, most of it is entertaining. Poor Leo DiCaprio, this might have been his best chance for an Oscar, but mean ol' Matthew McConaughey took it from him. DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort in this movie based on former broker Belfort's memoir about his time bilking shareholders. Thankfully, he uses his immense wealth for philanthropic projects. ... Ha! No, it's drugs, women, drugs, women, repeat. Best scene: Kyle Chandler's Agent Patrick Denham's speech to Belfort that succinctly breaks down what a jerk he is. Best scene, part two: DiCaprio deserves serious credit for the part in which he's so drugged he's almost paralyzed. Worth noting: Jonah Hill got his second Oscar nomination as Belfort's equally depraved employee, and Margot Robbie (recently cast as supervillain Harley Quinn in the upcoming "Suicide Squad") is Belfort's trophy wife. New to Netflix this month. Also on VUDU and

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