The Best Female Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 8:16 PM
It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.
The Best Male Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 8:14 PM
The best male film performances highlight how masculinity, managed within a more considered and complete character overview, can turn even the most rugged rogue into an equally strong if sensitive cinematic center.
Scorsese vs. Scorsese: Tales of Two Dreamers | 15 Apr 2014 // 8:30 PM
The Wolf of Wall Street celebrates deception, whereas Hugo upholds the search for truth. Which worldview is Scorsese's?
Sex & Drugs & Stocks 'n' Blow | 24 Mar 2014 // 1:00 AM
The Wolf of Wall Street becomes a frightening morality play wherein the morals worth celebrating or demonizing depend entirely upon the viewer.
No Lessons Are Learned in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' | 24 Dec 2013 // 3:06 AM
Each of Jordan (Leonardo DiCaprio)'s performances -- whether staged for cheering acolytes or anonymous ladies or even a dogged FBI agent -- demonstrates the thrill of his self-defined success.
Greedfellas: 'The Wolf of Wall Street' | 23 Dec 2013 // 3:43 AM
As he does every time he takes on such epic material, America's auteur finds subtext in scope and insight in the increasing downward spiral of his lawless heroes.
Anger Drove Martin Scorsese to Make 'Wolf of Wall Street' | 4 Jan 2014 // 11:17 PM
Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” hit at the end of 2013 like a contraption that is part stun gun and part paintball, jolting