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SideNote: Boardwalk Empire – Devil You Know (As the curtains close)

Jeffrey-Wright-in-Boardwalk-Empire-season-5-episode-6SideNote: Boardwalk Empire – Devil You Know (As the curtains close)

Spoilers for Season 5, Episode 6 “Devil You Know” follow.

Ever since I started binge-watching Terence Winter’s “Boardwalk Empire” last summer, the show has often left me with mixed feelings. Throughout the series run, there have been a handful of plots and characters that mattered very little in the grand scheme of things.

It’s a show that is far from perfect, but it still has some of the greatest production design and cinematography that I have ever seen in a show. Not to mention the occasional episode, like last season’s finale “Farewell Daddy Blues,” that will leave your jaw on the floor.

“Devil You Know” doesn’t quite pack the same punch, but it felt like an episode where the loose ends are starting to be tied up.

Spoilers after the jump.

1st Annual M10 Award Winners

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“12 Years a Slave,” “The Last of Us,” and “Breaking Bad” are the best of 2013. Here is the full list of the 1st Annual M10 Award Winners.

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Film: 2014 Editor Awards

6202014 Editor Awards

I usually like to direct the website away from personal opinion as much as possible, but here are my personal awards for the best films of 2013.

Top 10 Films of 2013

The Wolf of Wall Street
The Act of Killing
Spring Breakers
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The World’s End

Honorable Mentions: Frances Ha, Gravity, This is the End, Captain Phillips, Upstream Color

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Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations


Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations

VIDEO GAME and TELEVISION nominations will be announced before the end of the weekend. Here are the first annual M10 nominees for film.

Gravity leads with 7 nominations. Her follows with 6 nominations. American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street follow with 5 nominations.

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Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street


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.


Film: The Wolf of Wall Street


The Wolf of Wall Street
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


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