Tags : Leonardo DiCaprio

My Favorite Movies: The Departed (2006)

“When I was your age, they would say you could become cops or criminals; today what I’m saying to you is this: When facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?” – Frank Costello In 2006 I went to the theater to see a movie I had heard good things about and thought the trailer looked […]Read More

2016 Golden Globes Review

It’s no secret that I love awards shows like the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. “Why?” you might ask (and you probably do as popular opinion states that such shows are shit). I love them for lots of reasons. It’s not because I put a lot of stock into the results (though I do […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio has been in more films worthy of an academy award than probably anyone, but never has he been in something worthy of so many nominations. Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Score, Best Cinematography, Best Director, the list could go on. Thinking about what categories this film should be considered in is almost […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: The Revenant

Far too rare is it that a film of this caliber comes along. Even in the midst of awards season a film like this stands above the rest as a testament to true craftsmanship and perseverance despite budget issues, time constraints and grueling filming locations. The Revenant is a film that will be admired from […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: GoodFellas 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” This unforgettable declaration given by Henry Hill in the 1990 Martin Scorsese mob classic GoodFellas commences a 145-minute thrill ride covering three decades of life in the mafia. Twenty-five years after it’s theatrical release, GoodFellas returns in the form of a […]Read More

Film Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

I was having a conversation with my friend as we were driving to see this film. We were discussing directors who, when involved in a project, you know immediately the movie they are directing is going to be something more than just another movie. There are great directors who make phenomenal films and then there […]Read More

The (It-Could-Have-Been) Great Gatsby

The best parts of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby are the costumes and the music. If this were any other director, that would be an incredible insult. Still, Luhrmann’s Gatsby is like the infamous green light from the novel, forever receding before us. When I saw that Luhrmann was going to be directing this American […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Django Unchained

By seeing the poster for Django Unchained, you can guess it has to do with slaves in the old west; but taking that information and considering who wrote and directed the film you’ll be itching to get into your seat already. It’s not all the necessary vulgarities, but the assumption that it will be another […]Read More

Austin Connection Movie Review: Django Unchained by Michael N.

“Django Unchained“ to me is a modern day Spaghetti Western at times, and others its a literary master piece. Quentin Tarantino can be brutal with his writing, Django Unchained is no different and I loved every second of it. Lets just say this was Quentin Tarantino’s best movie since Pulp Fiction. In my opinion. But […]Read More