The Wolf of Wall Street is Martin Scorsese back to his confident best. At 71 he should be producing respectable work destined to please ageing Oscar voters (something perhaps like Hugo) but instead he’s making swaggering, debauched and sprawling epics about obscene levels of excess and one man’s fall from grace. This is Scorsese’s best work since Casino.
In three spritely and surprisingly brisk hours, Scorsese brings to life the true story of Jordan Belfort and his meteoric rise from…
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Although highly regarded by many I'm still not convinced it is appreciated as much as it should be. For me this is one of the finest science fiction films of all time, perhaps not as influential as Metropolis, Blade Runner et al but every bit as brilliant.
It manages to achieve what many sci-fi films do not, it manages to not only deliver a unique dystopic concept but also deliver a rich and moving emotional journey too. Too often genre…