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Scorsese cries ‘Wolf’

“The Wolf of Wall Street” — Martin Scorsese’s big, bravura, maddeningly uneven indictment of the financial depredations that characterized the 1990s — earned five Oscar nominations. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a real-life swindler and penny-stock con man who made more than $100 million off unwitting investors. From the first aggressive, whipsawing moments, Belfort is such a thoroughly loathsome character that it becomes difficult to process the film as art, much less entertainment. The Blu-ray (Paramount, $40; also DVD, $30) includes a featurette taking viewers behind the scenes and discussing the real-life Belfort.

Washington Post