The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau, Matthew McConaughey, Joanna Lumley Directed by: Martin Scorsese R. 179 mins A marvellously filthy rollercoaster that’s equal parts hilarious and horrific; The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the year’s best films and certainly worth the three-hour…

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Amitabh Bachchan Directed by: Baz Luhrmann PG-13. 143 mins Much like a great party, Gatsby impresses but doesn’t exactly move. Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, the audience follows Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to…

Django Unchained (2012)

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Costner, Walton Goggins Directed by: Quentin Tarantino R. 166 mins Poor taste and high style are in abundance here with Quentin Tarantino’s latest tale of bloody revenge. In his least inventive tale yet, we are taken back to the South, two years…

Inception (2010)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine Directed by: Christopher Nolan PG-13. 148 mins A technically virtuous and intricately detailed film like no other – Inception demands its audience to stay awake while immersed in this beautiful dreamscape. From the mind of Christopher Nolan (Memento, The…

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates Directed by: Sam Mendes R. 119 mins. Emotionally powerful and relentless in it’s intensity – Revolutionary Road is a dark tale of what happens when we cannot escape the boxes we put ourselves in. In their first reunion since Titanic, Winslet and DiCaprio give haunting performances…

Blood Diamond (2006)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Jimi Mistry, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo Directed by: Edward Zwick R. 143 mins An oversimplified take on a heart-wrenching issue, Blood Diamond is excitement from start to finish but at what cost? This is the story of a South-African mercenary (Leonardo DiCaprio) and a Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou)…

The Aviator (2004)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, John C. Reilly, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Jude Law, Gwen Stefani, Kelli Garner, Francis Conroy, Willem Dafoe Directed by: Martin Scorsese PG-13. 170 mins A glamorous and detailed epic that has some astounding performances but doesn’t quite take us anywhere. In a powerhouse performance,…

Gangs of New York (2002)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Brendan Gleeson, Gary Lewis, Liam Neeson Directed by: Martin Scorsese R. 168 mins An ambitious and passionate tale of vengeance at all costs – this is Scorsese’s flawed masterpiece. Set in 1846 New York as Irish immigrants begin to flood the city, specifically…

Titanic (1997)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher, Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Bill Paxton, Gloria Stuart Directed by: James Cameron PG-13. 195 mins State-of-the-art special effects combined with some good-ole-fashioned melodrama make Titanic a classic. Like most females born in the 90s, I have no shame in admitting that this movie brings me to…