Premise: This list includes only films that had a 2013 release date according to IMDb. If you’re stunned that some films aren’t on this list it’s probably because they are on the 2012 list. My top ten will probably change and be updated, as more (foreign) films get released. As of right now I still haven’t seen Sono Sion’s Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, Catherine Breillat’s Abus de faiblesse and Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto. Yes, that last one was included purely because of the family name. Continue reading
I’m sure every year cinephiles all over the world are heartbroken or at the very least bummed that their favorite films of the year weren’t even considered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. I still naively hope that it will get better the next year and that they might get it “right”, but it’s useless. I stopped believing that the 9-10 Best Pictures nominees represent the years best films. I don’t even watch all of the nominees anymore, just the ones that look interesting. Continue reading
Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young stock broker with only one thing on his mind: Making money. After the stock market crash of Black Monday, he loses his job, but not his drive to become rich. Together with Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill), a guy he randomly meets at a diner, creates his own company and reinvents himself as the Wolf of Wall Street. Due to the higher commissions that come from selling penny stocks, Jordan and his team of weed dealers are able to grow and prosper. The bigger their company, the bigger the parties. However their excessive lifestyle of sex, drugs and fraud can’t go on forever. Especially when nosy and incorruptible FBI agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler) starts snooping around. Continue reading
After being confirmed for a 2013 Christmas Day release, and thus still eligible for the Oscar race, here comes the second trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s 165 minutes 80s epic The Wolf of Wall Street. Personally, I won’t be watching this, because I’ve heard it shows a lot more story, and since I’m already sold on the movie I don’t really need spoilers at this point. However some of you might be too curious to wait and so this one’s for you!
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. Like I’ve been saying all along this might just be the year Di Caprio gets his golden statue. Every year however the best actor category is one of the most crowded and difficult ones between Weinsteins, Academy darlings and locks it’s hard to say who’s going to win. It is also true however that the Academy has a tendency to make up for past “mistakes” and many feel that Di Caprio should have won best supporting actor for his portrayal of Calvin Candie in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained last year.
We’ll see how this all works out for Martin and Leo. First of all let’s hope the movie is good, but if the first trailer was of any indication we’re in for a treat.