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.
This is a documentary that basically explains what happened during the economic recession in 2008. It's an interesting subject and the documentary itself was well-made. This is a subject that really gets me angry and I just find it hard to believe that people can be this corrupt. I hope this kind of crisis doesn't happen again but, since no one was arrested for the first crisis, it probably will unless something changes. Some of the interviews are just mind-boggling to watch. The only problem I had with this film is that it does get a bit in-your-face at the end about how great the economy was before it reached its current level of corruption but that really isn't true.…
Sobering doc about the role financial institutions play in modern society. I loved the attention payed to the role played by economics/business professors. Quite the contrast to the "liberal elite" stereotype...
One of those films that makes me so angry I actually laughed through most of it.
Why even get up in the morning?
Our leaders and captains of industry clearly intend to destroy all that is good about this country, and ultimately the world.
I absolutely concur what Dirk commented below. Even though the movie is aiming to convey how the financial collapse was result of some human faults, the way it does it is not always legitimate.
One thing to add Dirk's comment is almost all the charts used in the movie are deceptive. Everything they teach to avoid at drawing chart classes is being used in the movie. Scales are not correct, starting points are not zero, most graphs look steeper than they really are, etc. All the basic tricks to deceit layman are being used.
I don't think they ever need that. It would be better if they didn't do these mistakes over and over again to dramatize situation.
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.
I love documentaries. They're like non-fiction books - but without all that pesky reading.
And since I've been watching a…
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