Not a lot to say about it. Well done, wrenching, occasionally beautiful amongst the horror.
9. Wolf of Wall Street
I'm a sucker for endings, and the ending shot was masterful. Which made up for it being one of my absolute least favorite Scorsese movies: self-derivative (could any other director have made this movie and not been endlessly criticized for copying Goodfellas?), monotonous, and gimmicky. Still, Hill was brilliant and funny, DiCaprio steady and amazing, and fun had to be had in both excess and comeuppance.
A slight movie, with warts and flaws, but still beautifully rendered. Beyond in love with the playfully and subtly transformed Los Angeles, a counter-example to Blade Runner's New York. Although frequently infuriating with its unearned caprice and length, its simultaneous dark satire and loving embrace of our cyborg future bears it through. (Ed. note: Look for Goldfarb to begin sporting high-waisted tweed slacks well before 2015.)
7. This Is the End
So sue me. Not the best formed movie of the year, but the funniest. Cameos are usually a deathtrap for comedies, but in a movie this rollicking they're merely catnip.
6. Blue Jasmine
Even with an occasionally flimsy framework and inconsistent tone, Cate Blanchett's brilliant turn as Jasmine bears the weight.