Tag Archives: Steve Carell


The first reason to see The Big Short? You still don’t understand the recession. I’ve watched all the movies and docs from Margin Call to Inside Job, but they don’t break down the housing bubble quite like Anthony Bourdain making stew out of customer leftovers. Or Margot Robbie sipping champagne in a bubble bath, calmly explaining finance. Mix […]


Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher is a hard movie to watch. Next to this, Capote might seem lighthearted. The camera lingers, flatly observing the Foxcatcher farm, picking up interactions almost reluctantly. Then, just as quickly, it cuts away after a single interchange of dialogue, moving to another scene impulsively. The edits are arrhythmic, choppy (deliberately?). You sense that Miller wants to stay […]