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FILM REVIEW: The Revenant

The Revenant (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2015)

If Leo doesn’t win his Oscar next month people will collectively lose their shit. After his sensational work in The Wolf of Wall Street he goes all out in The Revenant. Battling freezing temperatures and hazardous terrain during filming, he carries a 2.5 hour film without much in the way of dialogue. It’s no mean feat. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Revenant

Oscars 2014 Wrap up

I promise this will be my last Oscars related post for the year. Just thought I’d share a few thoughts on the ceremony. Let’s face it – it was all pretty predictable. I managed 22/24 (and I didn’t even predict one of the categories). I was terrified that Gravity was going to steal Best Picture from 12 Years a Slave but to my relief, it was all as it should be. Continue reading Oscars 2014 Wrap up

FILM REVIEW: The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)

Despite clocking in at 3 hours, I would have been happy for The Wolf of Wall Street to keep going. It was a fascinating insight into the world of greed and excess, and it was funny as hell. Although I didn’t realise it until the end, Wolf is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort (played here by Leonardo DiCaprio), fraudulent stockbroker and founder of Stratton Oakmont. I think I just assumed it was fictional because his life was just so ridiculous. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Wolf of Wall Street