Tag: leonardodicaprio

Destroy All Monsters: Because Leo Didn't Win An Oscar For TITANIC, Leo Won't Win An Oscar

I want to get a message out to Leonardo DiCaprio, mostly because I don't want him to kill himself. His self-annihilation track, in his relentless pursuit of an Academy Award, is starting to scare me. Apparently for The Revenant he...

Review: THE REVENANT, An Admirable, Handsome Failure

It begins, as you might expect, with a sweeping shot that's equal parts glorious and gratuitous. For The Revenant isn't just some run-of-the-mill flick, this is Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's latest flick, a follow up for his much-lauded Birdman....

SPOTLIGHT Is Best Movie Of 2015, According To Dallas-Fort Worth Critics

The Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association has selected Spotlight as the best movie of 2015. Performances by Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Brie Larson (Room), Paul Dano (Love and Mercy), and Rooney Mara (Carol) were named as best in their respective...

THE REVENANT: DiCaprio Vs. Bears, Hypothermia, Gravity, Premature Burial And Tom Hardy In New Trailer

There is no shortage of snow-caked, visceral imagery on display in the second trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's survival Western, The Revenant. This trailer offers a lot more Tom Hardy, who plays the villain of the piece, and a fair bit...

THE REVENANT: First Trailer For Iñárritu's Next Looks Stunning

Alejandro González Iñárritu follows up his Oscar winning Birdman with what looks to be his most ambitious film to date, the epic survival tale, The Revenant. Based partially on the novel by Michael Punke, the film follows Leonardo DiCaprio as...

DiCaprio And De Niro Clash In Trailer For Scorsese's THE AUDITION

Martin Scorsese finally unites his favourite leading men - Robert De Niro (collaborator on 8 films) and Leonardo DiCaprio (collaborator on 5 films) - in his upcoming short film The Audition. It should be pointed out that this is no...

So, Scorsese, De Niro, DiCaprio And Pitt Make A Movie Together, But...

As the story goes, Martin Scorsese got together with Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt and made a movie written by The Wolf of Wall Street scribe Terrence Winter. No. Really. They did. Brad Pitt left his working...

Destroy All Monsters: Thinking Better Of The Wolves

I still don't know exactly where to come down on The Wolf of Wall Street. In the first part I don't think it's a particularly great movie, though of course being a Martin Scorsese picture, it's a hell of a...

Why THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Is A Horror Movie

Note: Major spoilers abound. Martin Scorsese is a master of horror, whether he realizes it or not. Of course, if one simply adds up the piles of dead bodies from his violent gangster films like Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New...

Review: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Roars

Tapping into a primal force that is mercifully unbound by decorum or good taste, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio tear up New York's financial district in their latest collaboration. The Wolf of Wall Street finds both director and actor baying...

Destroy All Monsters: Leo DiCaprio and the Myth of the Chick Flick

I have a running argument about whether or not movie box office is a zero-sum game. I tend to attack film earning potential from the "mother of two" perspective - which is that while yes, it's nice to believe that...

Review: THE GREAT GATSBY Is a Class Assignment You'll Want to Skip

Baz Luhrmann's half-frenetic, half-subdued version of The Great Gatsby is almost 100 percent faithful to the novel in terms of plot, and almost zero percent faithful in terms of theme, character, and impact. I don't doubt that Luhrmann and his...

Well-Timed GREAT GATSBY Extended TV Spot Joins Promo Avalanche

While most here at ScreenAnarchy appear to be hungrily anticipating Pacific Rim, I have the same fervour for Baz Luhrmann's take on The Great Gatsby, and am eating up every morsel of promo in the lead up to its May...

DJANGO UNCHAINED Finally Cleared for China Release

Quentin Tarantino's epic western Django Unchained will finally be released in mainland China on 12 May, according to a statement issued yesterday by the film's distributors, Sony."There is tremendous excitement, anticipation and awareness for the film and we thank the...

UPDATE: DJANGO UNCHAINED Pulled From Chinese Screens On Opening Day

UPDATED: FilmBiz Asia has just reported that screenings of Django Unchained were stopped today after just a minute or two, and the film has been pulled from release. Cinema chains have cited "technical reasons" for the halt to all screenings of...

Baz Luhrmann's THE GREAT GATSBY To Open The 2013 Cannes Film Festival

With the exception of his bawdy, brash musical Moulin Rouge, I'm a Baz Lurhmann tragic. Strictly Ballroom is one of my favourite movies and even Australia has a certain charm, if you let it wear you down to its level....

Oscar Rundown: ZERO DARK THIRTY, DJANGO UNCHAINED, LINCOLN

Most any seasoned film fan has at one time or another come to experience the annual Oscar race in varying parts exciting, perilous, exhausting, fun, and dismissible. If you're at all like me, your attention to this annual ritual (and...

BAFTA Honours ARGO, LES MISERABLES and SKYFALL

Last night saw the awards train hit London for the British Academy Film & Television Awards, with Ben Affleck's Argo, Tom Hooper's Les Miserables and Sam Mendes' Skyfall emerging as the big winners on the night. Since they were re-scheduled...

TTTT: An American Film Geek's Top 10 for 2012

Amid fiscal cliffs and digital revolutions, we are all adrift on a sea of change. Never mind that your boat-mate may be a hungry Bengal tiger, sometimes it's hard enough just to keep your head above water.To date, I've viewed...

Opening: DJANGO UNCHAINED, in a Time of Blood, Awards, and Massacres

Soon after Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained began screening for critics and industry members, a man made his way into a school in Newtown, Connecticut, shot and killed 20 children and six adults, and then killed himself. The massacre ignited yet...