The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
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.
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.
I still think this is one of the most important films made in the last few years.
I also knew that it would one day serve me well to prepare for an exam!
Get an inside job!
Just kidding. This movie stinks.
This is a documentary that really needs to be seen. Among the likes of documentaries that tackle elitist corporate criminal activity like Blackfish, this one tackles the guys responsible for the 2008 United States recession, and boy, do they show who's accountable. Also, a great companion piece to The Big Short, even if the documentary is outdated.
Güzeldi. İki kere izlemek lazım ama
My younger son wanted see this – he has a sociology teacher who doesn’t seem to realise that the purpose of education is to pass exams and get qualifications, and uses his lessons as a platform to share his enthusiasms (and prejudices): I don’t know what his effect on the rest of the class has been, but he has infected my son with an interest in politics. So we went to see this film. There are a lot of talking heads explaining the causes and consequences of the recent financial meltdown and the ensuing recession – these are held together and placed in an argument by Charles Ferguson’s narration (spoken by Matt Damon). Let’s ignore the argument: what about it…
What I Learned:
People live with their bad actions by creating a more comfortable fantasy in their heads
Talking Heads: ★★★★★
Matt Damon: ★★★★★
The Queen of Versailles
Mandatory film in my capitalist-liberal loving university.
This does have some problems, like some of the editing, but it still does a good job of outlining the details of the 2008 financial crisis and highlighting how nothing has really been changed since.
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!