Film, TV and the Arts

Film, TV and the Arts

Friday, 21 February 2014

The Challenge of the Wolf

The Wolf of Wall Street isn't about Jordan Belfort. It's about you.

I can’t stop thinking about The Wolf of Wall Street. It baffles me. I am befuddled by it. How can a film about such abhorrent, loathsome, misogynistic, corrupt, slimy scum be occupying my consciousness so much? How did it manage to inspire such repulsion and such base attraction simultaneously? How is it that, despite its many, many flaws, it has proven to be so affecting?

Monday, 3 February 2014

The Bore of Venice: Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Bore of Venice: Philip Seymour Hoffman: “He was very much an actor’s actor.” Well, there’s no denying this oft-said platitude from the last few hours, but Philip Seymour Hoffman w...