This is an unreviewable film.
The more reviews I find myself reading, the more I come to understand this. Trying to describe this film and everything it succeeds in is trying to describe life itself and the entire process itself. It's not a film about the milestones, it's a film about the little moments. That's what our life essentially is. An abstract narrative of its own hurtling forward with no direction and only our aging and changing cultural landscape giving…
Several years ago, when I was still in college, I was sitting with some friends discussing movies. The subjects were varied, and opinions clashed, but the one certainty was that we all loved movies. About an hour into the conversation, a friend who had been writing film criticism for the university paper came running to us with the latest issue, eager for us to read it and tell him what we thought about his work. As the paper with our…
Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:
-Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.
-This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.
-"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"
-"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."
-Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.
-It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…