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[Video Review] The Big Short (2015) by Bede Jermyn

Dir: Adam McKay

Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, John Magaro, Finn Wittrock, Rafe Spall, Hamish Linklater, Jeremy Strong, Karen Gillan, Marisa Tomei. 39 more words

Movie Reviews

The Big Short

“You want to bet against the housing market, and you’re afraid we won’t pay YOU?”

I’m not a smart guy. I have absolutely no idea what happened in the housing market crash of 2008 and the economic balls-up that followed. 745 more words


Film Review & Trailer: The Big Short

Frances Winston really enjoyed The Big Short, which attempts to explain in lay men’s terms, and with humour, what happened to bring about the big crash. 454 more words

Culture & Arts

Cinema Review - The Big Short

In 2005, hedge fund manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale) came up with a theory, a theory that caused colleagues, investors and banks to believe that Burry was completely wasting time and money. 600 more words


The Big Short Movie Review

There’s a fine line between comedy and tragedy and it’s explored in sometimes serious and often darkly funny detail in Adam McKay’s The Big Short. Based on Michael Lewis’s book detailing the people who correctly predicted the housing bubble that burst wide open in 2008, Short chronicles their stories while condemning so many who looked the other way. 498 more words


Six of the Best: Oscar Acceptance Speeches

The Oscars ceremony is often criticised for being tediously long. Instead of being a punchy celebration of film, it tries to entertain with musical numbers, dull retrospectives and, in the case of Neil Patrick Harris, ill-conceived magic tricks. 1,045 more words

Awards Season 2016

Melissa Leo's I'm Dying Up Here Ordered to Series at Showtime

Melissa Leo‘s new gig is a laughing matter.

I’m Dying Up Here, the dark comedy starring the Oscar-winning actress, has been greenlit at Showtime. 216 more words