I find it amusing that Nolan is so seemingly obsessed with time and yet does such a consistently poor job at depicting it.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A lot of reviewers have keyed into the way this observes how Connie's privilege allows him to keep bucking the system until it has no choice but to arrest him, but to me this is also a powerful story about an emotional abuser and his undeniable love for his brother, who is also his biggest victim. What makes the Safdies' film incredible is how it is able to simultaneously make me root for Connie on his journey to free his…
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…