Movie Review: Inside Job (2010)

Inside JobStarkly entertaining indictment of the PTB __ 9/10
Review by Brian Wright

George Soros: Chuck Prince of Citibank famously said: ‘That we have to dance until the music stops.’ Actually, the music had stopped already when he said that.

Frank Partnoy: You’re gonna make an extra $2 million a year, or $10 million a year for putting your financial institution at risk. Someone else pays the bill, you don’t. Would you make that bet? Most people on Wall Street said, ‘Sure, I’d make that bet.’ Continue reading

Movie Review: The Company Men (2010)

Home companion to Inside Job ____ 7.5/10

The Company MenPhil Woodward (Chris Cooper): My life ended and nobody noticed.

It seems to me this film makes the perfect companion to another film I reviewed recently, Inside Job, an investigation of the so-called Bailout of 2008. It simply seems that if one knows who raided—and continues to raid—the Great American Cookie Jar, one has a fair notion of fundamental causes of economic malaise… the kind that causes credit contraction, widespread business failures, and massive layoffs such as the one that afflicts the lead character in The Company Men: Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck). Continue reading