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Director: Charles Ferguson Cinematographers: Svetlana Cvetko, Kalyanee Mam – Cinematographer Starring: Matt Damon (Narration) Studio: Sony PIctures Classics A whodunnit where everybody’s the victim Charles Ferguson makes a different kind of documentary. There are no dramatizations, no voice-overs from the grave. There are no “what ifs” and very few “how dare theys.” He is not a provocateur or even a trained filmmaker. He’s a political scientist, a product of the Brookings Institute and MIT. He takes on subjects and collects actual facts, knowing that the best way for a documentary to make its point is to make that point absolutely »
Reviewed at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.
Roughly halfway through "Inside Job," Andrew Lo, a professor of finance at MIT, describes an academic study of brain activity that showed that the same part of the brain stimulated by money is the same as cocaine. That this observation is made in the midst of a montage of Wall Street's infatuation with hookers, blow and the black corporate credit cards used to charge the latter two doesn't just imply that the pursuit of cash is a drug, but that as a filmmaker, Charles Ferguson has taken the gloves off.
Since his Oscar-winning 2007 doc "No End in Sight," Ferguson has gone from attacking a war to declaring one on Wall Street with a film that just as easily could've been called "No End in Sight II: Financial Edition." Broken down into four chapters and countless graphs, "Inside Job" is another brilliant, scrupulous breakdown of »
- Stephen Saito
The Caretaker Set in the late 1930s, a humble caretaker keeps Tinseltown shining bright. Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke lights up the screen in this nostalgic wink to old-fashioned star power. Produced by: Jeffrey Amaral Screenplay: Jeffrey Amaral, Sean Isroelit Cinematography: Allen Daviau, Svetlana Cvetko Editing: Sound: Music: Cast: Dick Van Dyke Animation The New Tenant A nosy neighbour, a nutty drug [...] »
3 items from 2010
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