Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Big Short (USA: Adam McKay, 2015)

The Big Short (USA: Adam McKay, 2015: 130 mins)

Bordwell, David. "Pick Your Protagonists." Observations on Film Art (January 9, 2016)

Bramesco, Charles. "The viewer is the only character that matters in The Big Short." A.V. Club (February 17, 2016)

Collins, Robbie. "The Big Short review: 'a comedy to make your blood boil.'" The Telegraph (January 21, 2016)

Inside Job (USA: Charles Ferguson, 2010: 105 mins) [Entire documentary available online: "'Inside Job' provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China."]

Kempenaar, Adam and Josh Larson. "The Big Short / Top 5 Discoveries of 2015 / Chi-Raq." Filmspotting #566 (December 11, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Director." Keyframe (February 4, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Picture." Keyframe (February 8, 2016)

---. "Video Evidence: Oscar 2016, Best Supporting Actor." Keyframe (January 26, 2016)

Lewis, Michael. "Even Michael Lewis Was Surprised Hollywood Bet on The Big Short." Vanity Fair (January 2016)

Like Stories of Old. "Don’t Look Up – A Problematic Metaphor For Climate Change?" (Posted on Youtube: January 26, 2022) ["A critical review of Adam McKay’s film Don’t Look Up, includes discussion of the earlier films The Big Short and Vice. Book & article sources: Bruno Latour - Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime; Timothy Morton - Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World; Ulrich Beck - Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity; Ulrich Beck - The Metamorphosis of the World: How Climate Change is Transforming Our Concept of the World.]

Menne, Jeff. "Post Fergusson Hollywood." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

Pepe, Michael. "Eating, sleeping and watching movies in the shadow of what they do: Representing capitalism in post 2008 popular films." Jump Cut #57 (Fall 2016)

Randolph, Charles and Adam McKay. "The Big Short: Screenplay." (May 11, 2015)

Rickey, Carrie. "‘The Big Short’ Film Review: A Morality Play Dressed Up as Modern Farce." TruthDig (December 10, 2015)

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