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A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Margin Call is one of the better fictional films about the economic crisis. In fact, with the competition being so inept (see The Company Men for proof of this) it could well be the best. Rather than chronicling the collapse from the perspective of the average man on the street it takes the braver position of showing how it impacted on the investment bankers that were part of the problem. Considering most people want to lynch these irresponsible number pushers it is interesting to see writer-director, J.C. Chandor, wanting to humanise society’s new public enemy number one.
For the most part he does a good job showing how their lack of foresight brought down the entire house of cards. Over…
Jeremy Irons has an Oscar. Kevin Spacey has two Oscars. J.C. Chandor will have one very soon if he continues to deliver anything as good as this and All Is Lost.
Gotta give WOLF OF WALL STREET some credit - it gave me an appetite for entertainment about The Street and its denizens that was left mostly unsatisfied by Scorsese's film. I've been reading LIAR'S POKER - Michael Lewis's fantastic account of the rise and fall of Solomon Brothers in the late 80s. And then last night I finally caught up with the excellent MARGIN CALL. I guess one of my primary gripes with WOWS was my lack of interest in spending time with its characters and their antics, while also still being interested in the mechanics of their operation. MARGIN CALL is all mechanics. Thrillingly so. Maybe even more of a gut punch a couple years later, as the stock market recovers and we start to forget our rage at these gamblers as they start to line our purses again. As if anything has changed.
GET FIRED , IT'S LIKE ...
... Is like ... losing everything and anything that makes you get rich, will lean cows and the milk they are spouting sour and no longer make you richer, and the flesh has rotted and no longer has the to drink or eat, and times of plenty is over. And their horses were killed, mangled, butchered, and disappeared from their thick and steady hands. And not only their horses disappeared from their properties, and pigs; fat and rosy creatures too, and his hands have lost their strength to tie them. Because there's nothing left for you. You are weak and powerless.
And, if you have no more to claim will not be your patience,…
When the shit hit the fan for the banking industry back in 2007 very few people outside the corridors of investment banking really gave a shit. That changed considerably when the fallout affected everyone from the man in the street to wealthy executives. The monumental fuck-ups of these overpaid, bonus obsessed scumbags changed the world...forever.
A fictitious Wall Street investment bank going through a tough time discovers that certain parameters that control the volatile trading limits have been breached and that a critical meltdown of their company is imminent. As complex models of the company's financial stability show serious problems, especially in their mortgage and risk departments, it appears their mountain of toxic debt is going to bury them. 2:00am…
This is one of those movies where everyone calls flawless but I think it's well done on a acting and directing point of view, but I do think it's a bit overrated in my opinion.
The story to Margin Call takes place in 2008 as a tense action as we follow one 24-hour period at an investment bank just before the financial crisis hits.
Margin Call is a movie that I thought was alright. I do think the movie is well acted and nicely written, but to me the movie is a slow burn and I just don't think it's brilliant as people thought it was. It's not a bad film but I don't think it's a great film, just alright in my opinion.
Ya fucked it guys
Rewatched the excellent Margin Call for the 7th time! Chandor captains a tight ship with of the most engaging screenplays in recent memory, brought to life with true panache by an impressive ensemble. Evidently Irons, Spacey, and Bettany are the standouts, but it's hard to fault any member of this cast. Looking fwd to seeing what Chandor comes up with next , following All is Lost & A Most Violent Year.
Un grande concentrato di sceneggiatura, tutto giocato su una singola notte. Complicato stare dietro ad alcune disquisizioni tecniche sulla materia, ma potentissimo affresco sulle tecnicalità fredde e asettiche hanno portato il mondo nella crisi odierna. Tanto i potenti i loro soldi non li perdono mai...
The best depiction of the 2008 crash I've seen on screen. Taut, understated & full of rich, empathetic characters.
A solid film with a great cast. Due to the large cast however some of the actors were wasted in their roles not given enough screen time, looking at you Demi Moore. Jeremey Irons however was brilliant in this, considering the less screen time he shared than other notable actors. Bettany and Spacey were also solid in their roles. The film revolves around the lead up to the financial crash of '08, however doesn't delve to deeply into the hows and whys but just on the impact this had within a major company and its employees, the big players to the minnows.
Damn this movie is boring!
This is a good film about economic crisis showed from the side of the people that found out that something wrong was going on. The performances are great and the way the story evolves is excellent. Still, it has a lot of economic terms and expressions which might lead to some confusion in audience.
Great movie! Like the other side of Big Short. But what Bank were they supposed to be working for? Bear Sterns? Goldman Sachs?
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