THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Martin Scorsese ( Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Rob Reiner.
HERE comes a welcome return by legendary director Martin Scorsese to the scorched- earth brand of filmmaking with which he made his name.
At 71, Scorsese has forged a work as unrepentant as Goodfellas, as unrelenting as Raging Bull and as unforgettable as any of his best films.
This is the true story of Jordan Belfort ( played by Leonardo DiCaprio), the man who put the “broke” in stockbroker.
By his mid- 20s, this pirate in a pinstriped suit had amassed a personal fortune of more than $ 50 million. Just a decade later, all of that moolah and more was gone.
In adapting a best- selling book penned by Belfort himself, Scorsese and screenwriter Terence Winter took the unorthodox step of interpreting this scurrilous saga as impure black comedy, as opposed to pure drama.
On this level, The Wolf of Wall Street has more in common with films such as Scarface and American Psycho than Scorsese’s own illustrious back- catalogue.