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.
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.
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 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!
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.
Sickening and infuriating, Inside Job does a good job of presenting information that a layperson could understand (something which was needed for me as I've spent precious little time studying economics). It makes me angry that several of the criminals in this film are teaching economics at prestigious universities. Some have criticized the film for being biased. I say there is no other way to present these people. They live for greed no matter the consequences on others. There is no explanation needed from them. They will stammer on about anything trying to defend their actions. In essence they are con men whose job has been made easier by the politicians of the last 3 decades.
Excellent documentary about the financial crisis of 2008 which does a great job at breaking down all the circumstances that led to the collapse in an easily understandable manner. Even though I thought I had a pretty solid understanding of what happened and had read a lot about it, I still learned quite a bit and its put together in a compelling manner.
Shut it down.
My favourite part of this doc has got to be the amount of shade being thrown at people who "decline to be interviewed for this film". I live for those white words against the black background.
A disturbing truth that everyone already knows, but no one is willing to do anything about. This documentary describes how the people with power are gaining even more power and the people with less power are losing it. It tries blaming the people with power which are usually corrupt, but to me, the system (that we see as the best way of living) is the one to blame and the one that needs to be changed.
Pretty cool comedy - it's so depressing, the only thing left to do is to laugh.
Inside Job explores the inner workings of large scale investment firms, insurance companies, and banks involved with the 2008 Great Recession. It's a bit littered with NYC skylines, but it's packed with interviews that investigate how to whole debacle actually reached its point of collapse. It could have gone a little more into the effects of the meltdown on the public.
A near perfect documentary.
A look at the real terrorists of society
I’m not usually one to own up to documentaries, but this one was not bad. It was informative to the viewer, well informed itself, and delivered its points effectively. The questions asked during the interviews were well organized and to the point. The main critique I have of this documentary is that, rather than being wholly informative, it seemed biased. Some of the questions asked during interviews were not meant to be informative; instead, they were meant to catch the subject off guard and make him look, for lack of a better word, stupid. The interviews were full of questions like these, and may I say these questions were delivered and timed perfectly to receive the desired goal. Something I’ll…
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- The Great White Silence
- The Act of Killing
- Man with a Movie Camera