Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Big Short

This is about the housing bubble caused by the promotion of subprime mortgages. If you REALLY want to understand that, go online and search for "PBS Money power and wall street" and park yourself in front of your laptop and watch it. It lasts a lot longer than the movie, but it is VERY clear about how it happened. Not a snippet like this. Steve Carrell just doesn't do it for me in the acting department. He always seem to look like he is acting- Master Thespian- but pulled back a bit. And on the upside, Christian Bale is doing better with that lisp, Brad Pitt shows up, and Ryan Gosling does a good job. Is this really "Oscar worthy"? I'm not sure about that, but it was worth going to see. Again, go watch the PBS frontline on it.