Leonardo DiCaprio

Review: “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Superficial readings of Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” characterize the movie as a microcosmic look at the gluttony and corruption of America’s so-called “One Percent,” but it’s actually a broader comment on our society’s confused moral compass. There’s a reason Scorsese and screenwriter Terence Winter chose to tell this particular story of financial …

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Review: “Django Unchained”

Quentin Tarantino would make an interesting case study for those interested in what and where Americans learn about history. Tarantino’s new film, “Django Unchained,” which takes place in the pre-Civil War South, is about slavery in the same way that his “Inglourious Basterds” was about the Holocaust, which is to say, it isn’t. This film’s …

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New international trailer: “Django Unchained”

An international trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming “Southern,” “Django Unchained,” has hit the web. This trailer is a bit different, with more explicit violence and better looks at the cast. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonard DiCaprio. “Django Unchained” rides into theaters on Christmas Day.

New trailer for Luhrmann, DiCaprio’s “Great Gatsby”

When Baz Luhrmann announced that he would be helming a new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”–in 3-D, no less–nobody expected it to be a straightforward, classical treatment of the material. (That was already attempted in 1974 by Jack Clayton and Francis Ford Coppola, and the result was less than satisfactory.) Nonetheless, I …

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Kurt Russell, Sacha Baron Cohen slip free from Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s latest film has just lost two of its biggest stars. Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell have both exited Django Unchained, Tarantino’s latest work that’s currently filming. Cohen told Howard Stern that he was unable to shoot his part because of press work for his upcoming comedy The Dictator. On the other hand, …

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Django Unchained photos unveiled

The first images from Quentin Tarantino‘s slavery-themed Western Django Unchained have hit the web. One image is of Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie, a sadistic plantation owner who makes his slaves compete in gladiatorial combat for his amusement. The picture depicts Candie wielding a hammer, tipping off those who have read the script to the …

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