Post Tagged with: "Leonardo DiCaprio"

The Wolf of Wall Street – A (Spoiler Free) Review

February 5, 2014 7:07 pm3 comments
The Wolf of Wall Street – A (Spoiler Free) Review

Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor with an enviable catalogue of films behind him. From playing Johnny Depp’s autistic younger brother in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, to making up one half of William Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet in 1996; the year after, DiCaprio reached international fame in Titanic, […]

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Romeo & Juliet: The Obsession

October 7, 2013 2:13 pm0 comments
Romeo & Juliet: The Obsession

Within the next week the latest addition to William Shakespeare’s timeless classic, Romeo & Juliet, will hit cinemas across the world. It would seem that we cannot go much further than ten years before releasing a later, newer and hopefully better version of Bill’s wondrous love story. However, with the […]

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Ranking Romeos (And Juliets)

July 31, 2013 4:55 pm0 comments
Ranking Romeos (And Juliets)

Romeo and Juliet is undoubtedly considered a classic in contemporary society. The story itself has been adapted countless times; from animation to ballet, musicals to the silver screen, it is evident that as a global community this universal tale has earned its place as a favorite. Within the next week, […]

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Leonardo DiCaprio: how to die nine-and-a-half times without winning an Oscar

July 7, 2013 7:22 pm0 comments
Leonardo DiCaprio: how to die nine-and-a-half times without winning an Oscar

About the importance of being alive, good and not rewarded. There is a movie-related question the overstated American meritocracy tends to ignore: why most people in Hollywood would kill to get an Oscar, while a few have died over and over again, but without being rewarded? Leonardo DiCaprio was just […]

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The Great Gatsby (2013)

July 2, 2013 6:22 pm1 comment
The Great Gatsby (2013)

Judging by the striking mise-en-scéne and effective use of colour from posters and trailers, The Great Gatsby is quickly identified as a typical Luhrmann film. It marks his first film since 2008 and only his fifth in total. Once again, like every other Luhrmann feature, The Great Gatsby consisted of […]

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Review: Django Unchained (Tarantino, 2012)

January 22, 2013 8:00 pm4 comments
Review: Django Unchained (Tarantino, 2012)

Whilst it something of a cliche for reviewers to brand any new release from the enfant terrible of cinema, Quentin Tarantino, as signalling a ‘return to form’ for the director; it is so difficult to separate such a critical conceit from Django Unchained.

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Page-turner to Blockbuster: 3 Novel Adaptations to Watch

December 17, 2012 6:00 pm0 comments
Page-turner to Blockbuster: 3 Novel Adaptations to Watch

To celebrate the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I’ve drawn up a short list of novel adaptations due to hit cinemas next year, which I expect to be pretty spectacular. This is just a small sample of a number of great looking adaptations due out in 2013, ordered […]

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