Movie Review: “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013)

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“When you own a boat that befits a Bond villain, sometimes you gotta play the part…”

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is an assaultive, propulsive triumph of fearless (and peerless) technical and stylistic overkill, a headlong descent into the depravity of the worst of the idle rich, that upper tenth of a percentile motivated to obtain more and consume more in an endless cycle, heedless of societal norms, laws, or outmoded notions of morality. It graphically details the headspace of the soul optional, entitled type of taker that has become icon, cliché and shorthand in the popular imagination for a certain breed of Wall Street criminal Continue reading “Movie Review: “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013)”