In these grave times of austerity, it’s always great to remember how we got into such a colossally swirling shit-storm of monetary pain. Bringing in day-old food for thought, the filmmaking debut from J.C. Chandor punches above its weight with the egregious subject of the financial meltdown of 2008.
With an all-star cast working for paradoxical peanuts, as well as an Oscar nod in tow, it’s a loaded, insidious and pejorative drama. But the black-hearted Margin Call forgets to be entertaining along the way.
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