Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make.
A film that exposes the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
Inside Job is a very well-documented analysis of the most recent financial meltdown that sure as hell is not afraid to point out the guilty. Even after a second watch, someone as ignorant about economic as me will have big trouble understanding the exact cause of it all, since filmmaker Charles Ferguson does not shy away from jargon, abbreviations and references to undiscussed events of the past. However, there would not be many people in the audience who would be able to control their anger towards the Wall Street people spotlighted in here as the ones to blame. Ferguson did his homework and viciously attacks these people with an arsenal of hyper critical questions, unafraid to call his interviewees’ bluff…
The working title: The Wolves of Wall Street
*and I'm positive Ben Bernanke is Terrence Malick :)
A very scathing angry-mentary, which looks glorious, has a rhythm-setting Damon narration, and makes the money men squirm.
For people familiar with everything GFC, it's a decent critique that knows its subject matter. That said, I did have problems with the presentation, as its way too focused on individuals and corporations than the psychology of the system itself, it cant help but feel a little bit propaganda-esque. The third act lost points for me, as its too focused on placing the blame, and not focused on overall issues. What it omits is as telling as what it includes.
That said, it's probably one of the most palatable presentations of the how and why of the GFC, so its a useful and scintillating work at its best.
I don't know... I'm really not well educated or frankly very interested in economics as of yet, and I don't feel the need to be at this point in my life (political science was hard enough). But despite the fact that I understood a little more than 70% of this film, I still enjoyed it, as it has great music, engaging visuals, and an intriguing narration from Damon.
Shocking in equal parts as it is distressing, Financial Crisis of 2008 is a reminder that people at top of the corporate chain are mere humans, capable of debauchery, frauds, greed and may contain deep rooted flaws.
Vicious, important and an absolute eye opener to the malevolent practices of mammoth Investment Banks at that juncture, Inside Job is a sincere attempt to capture culprits on screen in the aftermath of the meltdown of global proportions.
Charles Ferguson follows his brilliant documentary No End in Sight with another essential piece of work, this time focusing on the economic crisis of 2008.
There are very few documentary filmmakers who know how to nail the perfect balance of giving high information while never boring their audience down or making them feel like they are sitting in a classroom. Ferguson is among the finest in the field. It's a tall task, making a film about the biggest American financial disaster a pleasant watch, but that's exactly what we get here. Matt Damon narrates in a smooth and pleasing manner, getting right what so many documentaries have made into a distraction working against a project.
Overall this is a must-see-twice kind of film that doesn't make accusations without displaying the evidence to back it up. Ferguson is one of the most important directors in American cinema.
Lesson of the week:
Behind every financial crisis, there is a need for prostitute.
Watched this in class a while ago and forgot to add it.
Basically, it's a documentary version of the Bug Short that describes some of the factors from decades before leading into the Financial Crisis. It's more partisan than The Big , though on an issue like this I think both ends of the spectrum can find some common ground. It also exposes quite a few people who were supposed to be qualified at their respective jobs, regarding how they never caught on to the inevitable crisis at hand.
Give it a shot if you want to know a bit more about the Crisis.
Interesting, but I didn’t really understand anything.
Vi apre gli occhi. Guardatelo. È un mondo di merda.
E comunque è anche un bel documentario montato alla grande, con ritmo, chiaro anche con termini complicati.
Ripeto, è un mondo di merda.
If you want a more detailed look at the 2007-2009 economic crisis, this is certainly a film to watch. It's now 6 years old, so parts of it are kind of outdated, but the overall impact remains the same. And really, considering how little has changed, that's no surprise.
There's a lot of jargon, and I think it would probably be best to have some understanding of the terms before you watch it, but I feel even if you had no clue it would not be hard to still feel outraged at the end of this.
It makes for a perfect companion piece to last year's The Big Short.
Outright liars. Greedy bastards. Corrupt to the core system. Innumerable conflict of interests. A discipline fundamentally compromised. A never ending tunnel of horror.
Inside Job is terrifying, scary more than any horror film. This is the story you need to watch. This is what they don't want you to understand or care about until the day you've to, the day you lose everything because of a group of gluttonous thieves who messed everything up on the other side of the globe, knew about it, sat on it, secured their future and left you with nothing but a bleak, empty future.
It's not over.
Watched in March 2011
Narrated by Matt Damon this Oscar winning documentary attempts to explain what/who caused the massive financial meltdown that occurred over the last few years. It's a complicated matter with banks and finance/mortgage companies taking control of assets they shouldn't, governments and CEO's blaming one another and nearly all cases the public are the ones that suffer as companies fail, jobs and house are lost and lives ruined.
Whilst for most a greater understanding of the financial world and how it runs is something lacking, the film acknowledges this by trying to present this in a step by step process that highlights many of the causes and factors with easy to understand graphics and charts. Talking heads…
The Boring Short
Can't tell if satire or not.
Working on adding notes for all of them.
Almost any movie directed…
Complete list. :-(