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How Martin Scorsese Pushed 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Into Mattering: "I had to find a more furious energy"

Martin Scorsese talks about "The Wolf of Wall Street," a peculiarly polarizing film that has ignited passionate debate. The question is why. Something about the movie rubs some people the wrong way, makes them uncomfortable. As far as Scorsese is concerned, it's obvious what he was trying to accomplish.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 6, 2014 6:27 AM
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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to Receive Santa Barbara Film Fest's Cinema Vanguard Award

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is set to honor Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio with its Cinema Vanguard Award for the fest's 29th edition, running January 30 through February 9, 2014. The award presentation and evening tribute will take place on February 6 at the Arlington Theatre.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 2, 2014 11:39 AM
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Why Everyone is Piling on Marty's 'Wolf of Wall Street'

Why is everyone piling on Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street"? The answer: traffic. Many of the headlines and reviews for the late-breaking contender are focusing on its glorification of its real-life anti-hero Jordan Belfort, played with memorable brio by Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been forced to go on the defensive.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 31, 2013 2:36 PM
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TOH! Ranks Martin Scorsese's Best Dozen Films

To coincide with the upcoming release of "The Wolf of Wall Street," TOH! contributors rank the top dozen films by Martin Scorsese.
  • By TOH!
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  • December 30, 2013 4:26 PM
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Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' a Wild Drug-Addled Tragicomedy with DiCaprio Going for Broke (REVIEW AND ROUNDUP)

A review and roundup of "The Wolf of Wall Street."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 17, 2013 1:48 PM
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Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Grace Moretz and Leonardo DiCaprio Scored Most IMDb Page Views in 2013 -- Who Else Made Top Ten?

IMDb has released its Top Ten Stars of 2013 list, based on total page views. Unsurprisingly, Jennifer Lawrence (currently headlining box office juggernaut "Catching Fire," an Oscar winner from earlier this year for "Silver Linings Playbook," and an upcoming Oscar frontrunner for "American Hustle") is sitting pretty at the top of the list. Check out all the names, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 10, 2013 1:25 PM
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'The Great Gatsby' Scores in Oz with 14 Australian Oscar Nominations

While Aussie Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is unlikely to nab any above-the-line Oscar nominations in the upcoming awards season, it's scoring across the board at the Australian Oscars, with nominations announced today. "Gatsby" landed 14 nods, leading the pack with a Best Picture nod, and Acting nods for stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki and Isla Fisher.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 3, 2013 11:44 AM
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WATCH: In First Clip from Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street,' DiCaprio and Hill Assess the Loot

A first clip has arrived from Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" (December 25). Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 22, 2013 1:41 PM
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WATCH: First Trailer for Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street,' Starring DiCaprio, McConaughey and Hill

The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has landed. The Paramount film, set to hit theaters November 15 in time for Oscar season, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-living stockbroker, along with Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler and Jonah Hill.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 17, 2013 11:38 AM
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In the Works: David O. Russell to Direct Leonardo DiCaprio's JFK Conspiracy Thriller 'Legacy of Secrecy,' Robert De Niro On Board

Long-gestating JFK assassination conspiracy film "Legacy of Secrecy" is reportedly finally coming to fruition, with director David O. Russell at the helm. First announced in 2010 by Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way banner, the film centers on FBI informant Jack Laningham and on Mafia kingpin Carlos Marcello (to be played by Robert De Niro), who confided to Laningham that he ordered the hit on Kennedy.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 17, 2013 2:26 PM
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