365 Movies By Day Reviews of Movies I Watch that I Feel Like Writing About


The Great Gatsby (2013)

To say that Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, The Departed) killed it 2013 would be an understatement. Prior to his Academy Award nominating role as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, DiCaprio portrayed Jay Gatsby, one of the most legendary characters in literary history, in a most sincere an intense way. It was a performance that F Scott Fitzgerald himself would be proud of and would almost make him forget all of the other sub par attempts to recreate his work of fiction that almost all of us have read in high school.


Brothers (2009)

Brothers, the Tobey Maguire/Jake Gyllenhaal/Natalie Portman collaboration, had the opportunity to be the very best movie of 2009. The trailer, showing a mentally unstable Maguire as a decorated soldier returning home from Afghanistan after being purported dead, shows us one thing is for sure...this isn't the Tobey Magurie we are used to seeing in Spider-Man, Seabiscuit, or The Cider House Rules. From the three minute movie trailer alone, I knew I was going to see this movie the day it came out because I was gripped by Maguire's turn from loving husband and nurturing father to menacing psychopath.