Opinion

Oscars fuel ‘Best Actor’ debate

Comments (5)
  1. Selina says:

    Stephanie,
    Totally agree with you! This is the best movie of the year ever. 3-hour was too short for me to enjoy the movie..Leo definitely deserves the award..well no I be knows what’s gonna happen in Oscar..all we can do is to support him as how we did!! Oscar Dicaprio.

  2. Selina says:

    Stephanie,
    Totally agree with you! This is the best movie of the year ever. 3-hour was just too short for me to enjoy the movie..Leo definitely deserves the award..well no One knows what’s gonna happen in Oscar..all we can do is to support him as how we did!! Oscar Dicaprio.

  3. Marissaowl says:

    No, no he really shouldn’t.

    I am surrounded by 20 something year old boys who worship Belfort as “the ultimate example of the American Male” and see this movie as a guide on how to get there. Never-mind the fact that it will show an entire generation of teenage boys how to treat women like trash (regardless of Marty’s intentions) Never-mind the fact that the movie is made particularly for men, via the vocie over at the beining (“put your d*** back in your pants”)

    and really is this movie doing anything new? At this point, “white Wall Street conmen experience meteoric rise and disgraceful plummet, as accompanied by prostitutes and drugs; cause us to question our own social values” isn’t new ground to tread. In a year where we had some pretty cool and unusual things happening in mainstream cinema (an animated “princess” movie where the most important relationship was between two sisters, a space thriller whose face was a middle-aged woman, a high-grossing action movie starring a young woman, a sci-fi blockbuster where 2/3 leads were NOT white men, a female buddy-cop movie), this just seems….tired. And honestly, nothing in this movie helps us to ask any questions that haven’t been asked a million times, in similar explorations. here’s an idea let’s celbrate progress not excess.

  4. Carson says:

    Nope, I wouldn’t recommend the film to anyone. The wolf of wall street is bad. Not because it’s provocative but because it’s disgusting and offensive for no reason. Its misogyny is not an exposure or a critique, it’s a display. The message it pretends to be sending is just an excuse for the provocation that will guarantee some eyeballs, it doesn’t really criticize what it is portraying in any meaningful way nor does it expose how harmful it is to the women surrounding its ahole protagonist, who is the only one that matters and the consequences for him are the only consequences that matter. All that stays with you are the images of women used as objects, like in porn and this guy having a good time until he is not. They simply make sure that the film leaves an impression to boost its oscar chances even if that impression is through meaningless, misogynistic, degrading imagery and language. Bothering to critique or expose the injustice of things must be too much for the dumb audience they assume they have I guess

  5. Brendon says:

    Utter sexist garbage. Very surprised to see anyone aside from the immature testosterone fulled 20 years supporting this.

    Becuase of course none of them wanted to see something like Her, Philopmena, or Blue is The Warmest Color. (Which all legimatly broke new ground.) Rather they support the same tropes which scorsesse already has covered but even better in the past.

    Quite Sad really.