Monday, January 13, 2014

FILMS OF 2013 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

So last year I did a "Top 10 And Then Some" list regarding film in 2012, and being that 2013 has just recently ended, I feel it's time to revisit this idea. I like talking about stuff that I enjoyed, and there was quite a lot to enjoy in cinema in 2013 - while it wasn't as good a year for big blockbusters as last year (no AVENGERS or SKYFALL), it delivered with plenty of smaller human stories.

And some of the blockbusters were pretty great as well.

Once again, there are a few films I haven't been able to see yet, but again, I don't like waiting too long to do this. So here we'll do the best, the worst, the surprises, and the rest.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - The Success of Excess

Director: Martin Scorsese

Short Version: In the adaptation of Jordan Belfort's auto-bio, Leonardo DiCaprio re-teams with Scorsese in one of the most angry, funny, enraging, and enthralling film experiences of the year. If this movie were made by someone in their 20's, they'd be championed as a bold new vision in the medium - the fact that Scorsese is capable of this at 71 is just astounding.