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Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

January is basically the movie industry’s dumping ground. We all know it. It’s the month where the weather is icy, people are locked up in their hobbit holes and studios put the movies they have the least faith in—the ones they’re already expecting to take a bath on—into theaters. That doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing though, because all of those facts combined make it the perfect month to stay inside and watch Netflix. To assist you with this noble task, here are a list of good movies that have recently been added to streaming. As always, click on their titles to be taken to their Netflix pages. Pick of the Month: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) When The Wolf of Wall Street first came out, there was quite a bit of controversy surrounding the issue of whether or not it glamorized the life of traders who work the financial system in order to get rich while the pocketbooks of common people suffer. Now that all of that talk has died down, it’s time to revisit this one with fresh eyes because anyone who thought Martin Scorsese was detailing the lives of these contemptible creeps and asking us to cheer along with all of their self-congratulation is a crazy person, and the amazing performances that people like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill give in this movie deserve to be appreciated without us simultaneously clicking our tongues in derision. Sure, TWOWS is entertaining to watch, and a lot […]

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David Fincher

Perfectionist. Demanding. Hard to work with. David Fincher is a man who hates his own brand but is secure in his own reputation. Of course, it’s a little bit easy when that reputation includes stunning movies and a mind that can operate at an auteur speed in the high-occupancy Hollywood studio lane. He’s a (mostly) accessibly genius, which is rare and which means that we as fans and filmmakers can learn a lot from him. Fortunately, he’s as free with his advice as he is with his nightmarish visions. Here’s a bit of free film school from a living legend.

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published: 01.26.2015
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published: 01.26.2015
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published: 01.26.2015
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