Tag Archive: Leonardo DiCaprio

Comparative Review: Goodfellas (Scorcese, 1990)


Reading critic after critic compare The Wolf of Wall Street (usually unfavorably) with Goodfellas, I felt I had to see the earlier movie for myself. It took me half a year, but I… Continue reading

Review: Chicken with Plums (Paronnaud & Satrapi, 2011)


I am taking a break from Oscar reviewing to watch the four movies I had already borrowed from the library before embarking on this project. The first of these is Chicken with Plums,… Continue reading

Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese, 2013)


I was the one who insisted on watching this movie on New Year’s Day with my in-laws, knowing nothing about the film except that it was another Scorsese-DiCaprio partnership and, obviously, had something… Continue reading

Review: Hellion (Candler, 2014) – Sundance 2014


Kat Candler‘s Hellion, which follows a motherless family falling apart as the father retreats into alcoholism, the older brother becomes a delinquent, and the younger son looks poised to follow in his big… Continue reading