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Dishonest Wall Street investors and fraudulent banks are the hot topic on this week’s Back to the Movies as we review writer/director Adam McKay’s The Big Short. After taking the holidays off, Arthur Gordon has returned to his role as voice of the cinema and he’s joined by Caleb and recurring guest host Alexandra Bohannon. Before our review of the week, we take a look at a few of the latest items in movie news including the report announcing Christopher Nolan’s upcoming World War II drama and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens box office domination. In GoodTrash news, Alex talks more about her new show and our newest sister podcast The Film Syllabus.
Now that we’ve crossed into 2016, we take a few minutes to talk about our most anticipated films of 2016. Do we pick the Potter spin-off or Captain America Civil War? The Nice Guys or the Jumanjiremake(you read that right)? Tune in to hear our picks!
This week’s movie The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt and chronicles the story of a handful of experts in finance who decide to bet against the US housing market in the months leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. The film recently landed four Golden Globe nominations and is one of the frontrunners for the 2016 Academy Awards. In our discussion we talk a little bit about our memories of the 2008 crash and the impact the events ofThe Big Short that is still being felt today. In our review discuss the killer performances on display and even contemplate where this film falls among the best released in 2015.
The Big Point: Reviewing The Big Short
News – 4:07
BttM’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2016 – 14:22
The Big Short Review- 28:56
Recommendations – 53:17
*Spoilers* – 58:20