Leonardo DiCaprio http://kmuw.org en 'Wolf' Is A Blast, If Not Completely Believable http://kmuw.org/post/wolf-blast-if-not-completely-believable <p></p><p></p><p><em>The Wolf of Wall Street</em> is a welcome return to those old-time movies such as Bette Davis used to recommend, in which all the colors are a little brighter than real life, the Ferraris are spanking new, the women are drop-dead gorgeous, the clothes are the peak of fashion, and everything from the tableware to the picture windows are sparkling clean.</p><p>In other words, everything is a little more exciting than real life.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 28343 at http://kmuw.org 'Wolf' Is A Blast, If Not Completely Believable Movie Review: The Great Gatsby http://kmuw.org/post/movie-review-great-gatsby <p></p><p></p><p><em>The Great Gatsby</em> is so good that I am required to give up my dislike of writer-director Baz Luhrmann for his <em>William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet </em>and <em>Moulin Rouge</em>, because in <em>The Great Gatsby </em>Luhrmann forgets about calling attention to himself and devotes himself to his material, and comes as close to doing justice to F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel as I expect any movie director ever can.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 17276 at http://kmuw.org Movie Review: The Great Gatsby Movie Review: Django Unchained http://kmuw.org/post/movie-review-django-unchained <p></p><p>The biggest problem with Quentin Tarantino's <em>Django Unchained<em> </em></em>is that it is made up largely of two pretty ordinary short bits and then a main story that is interesting but stretches the movie out to two-and-a-half hours plus. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 10661 at http://kmuw.org Movie Review: Django Unchained