Jean Dujardin

Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

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Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

When Martin Scorsese showed Paramount a 4-hour cut of “The Wolf of Wall Street” with borderline pornographic content, they had to be concerned about the marketability of the film. Clocking in at two hours and fifty-nine minutes and providing just enough sexuality to maintain an R-rating, “The Wolf of Wall Street” is really quite…different.

Based off Jordan Belfort’s memoir, “The Wolf of Wall Street” shows us how Belfort managed to climb up the financial ladder only to spiral out into the madness of his own world. It is bewildering and consistently shocking. The early word for the film stated that it was “pretty much” three hours of sex and drugs, and I cannot dispute that the the sex and drugs are apparent throughout the duration of the film. The moral, however, seems to be lossed upon some detractors.

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Film Trailer: The Monuments Men

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Film: The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Wolf of Wall Street
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Nov. 15 2013; Paramount Pictures)

Oscar Prospects: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Mixing

Long Shots: Best Supporting Actress, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing

IMDB

Early Word: Well, it is Scorsese. The film’s trailer looks great, there is concern as to wether the Academy will go for this, but they’ve gone for Scorsese in the past and quite frequently.

Projected MetaCritic: 87

The Players

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Jean Dujardin
Cinematographer: Rodrigo Prieto
Production Designer: Bob Shaw
Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker
Original Music: Howard Shore

Film: The Monuments Men

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(Dec. 20 2013; Warner Bros.)

Summary:
In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.

Oscar Prospects: Best Supporting Actress, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing

Runner Up: Best PictureBest Director, Best Adapted ScreenplayBest Makeup and Hairstyling

Long Shots: Best Supporting ActorBest CinematographyBest Film Editing,

IMDB

Early Word: The film just looks fantastic, with an all-star cast/crew along with a very helpful Mid-December release. Not to mention its theme of art preservation will play well with the Academy. It’ll be difficult for this film to miss  even if it is critically average.

Projected Metacritic: 83

The Players

Director: George Clooney
Writer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Robert M. Edsel
Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin
Cinematographer: Phendon Papamichael
Production Designer: James D. Bissell
Editor: Ruy Diaz, Stephen Mirrione
Original Music: Alexandre Desplat