December 29, 2013

Scorsese on coke


The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013). All of the Scorsese exuberance and volatility, without the dark underside of guilt and violence, like a cocaine frat house GoodFellas with Jonah Hill as Joe Pesci. Hedonism is its own reward. This is also the fullest realisation of the evolving Scorsese/Leonardo DiCaprio partnership – could any other American actor carry this blend of comedy and wild thriller as DiCaprio does across three hours, while both trusted and distrusted by audiences? Scorsese’s most enjoyable film since … well, GoodFellas. Easily his funniest.