Martin Scorsese sure loves those overhead camera angles of his

Religion is a major element of Martin Scorsese’s life and his work. His characters frequently grapple with spiritual issues—that is, when more pressing earthly concerns aren’t getting in their way. One hallmark of Scorsese’s career, going all the way back to his debut feature Who’s That Knocking On My Door? from 1967,…

Wolf Of Wall Street writer to do some lines for the Scarface remake

Prep the powder: Terence Winter—a man who knows a thing or two about scenes involving copious drug consumption—is going to tackle the script for Universal’s Scarface remake, according to Variety. The writing duties for the project have changed hands quite a bit: David Ayer took a stab, as did Straight Outta Compton’s …

Leonardo DiCaprio will have to testify in that Wolf Of Wall Street defamation suit

In a legal move that is clearly all about proper jurisprudence—and has nothing to do with any particular person’s need to snag a cool celebrity selfie during a recess in their chambers—a New York judge has ordered Leonardo DiCaprio to testify in a defamation trial centered on his 2013 film The Wolf Of Wall Street.…

Margot Robbie says she’s sick of playing someone’s girlfriend

Margot Robbie rose to national prominence in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf Of Wall Street, where she played the perfectly coiffed trophy wife to Leonardo DiCaprio’s charismatic stockbroker lizard man. Since then, she’s had a certain tendency to take major film roles—Focus, Z For Zachariah—where her characters were…

What if the juiciest roles in movie history had been played by a bored cat?

Generally, when cats are the focal point of a motion picture, it’s an occasion for light, harmless family fare, like The Aristocats or one of those CGI Garfield monstrosities. It’s even been years since the last big cat-based horror film. Rarely are talented felines given the opportunity to flex their dramatic muscles…

What didn’t deserve to make our Best Films Of The Decade So Far list?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Wolf Of Wall Street and System Of A Down’s “Chop Suey” work beautifully together

There are times when the Internet seems like nothing so much as a giant chemistry lab in which the aspiring John Frinks and Julius Kelps of the world take seemingly incompatible or incongruous elements of popular culture and combine them in the hopes of creating some new, third thing which will benefit society. The…