The Big Short

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Confused about GameStop? Five films to watch to help you pretend to understand the stock market
You don’t have to be a redditer or a big investor to enjoy these Hollywood blockbusters that double as the perfect educational resource

Luke Buckmaster, with Stephanie Convery and Alyx Gorman

29, Jan, 2021 @5:20 AM

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From the outhouse to the arthouse: how Hollywood's kings of comedy got serious
Cinema’s former fart-gag maestros have recast themselves as social critics. Are they the ideal pundits for an age of obscenity?

Caspar Salmon

11, Nov, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Selma is 100% historically accurate but Imitation Game just 41.4%, says study
A scene-by-scene analysis of recent Oscar contenders by data site Information is Beautiful gives full marks for historical accuracy to Martin Luther King biopic

Catherine Shoard

28, Nov, 2016 @1:09 PM

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The Big Short's Adam McKay elects to make Dick Cheney biopic
Oscar-winner to move ahead with film about controversial politician and businessman, who was vice-president to George W Bush

Andrew Pulver

22, Nov, 2016 @5:11 PM

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The Big Short: is the next financial crisis on its way?
Steve Eisman saw the last crash coming and was portrayed in an Oscar-winning film. Now he believes Europe’s banks, especially Italy’s, are at risk

Patrick Collinson

19, Nov, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Adam McKay defends Ronald Reagan 'Alzheimer’s comedy'
The Big Short director says ‘deification of Reagan’ is responsible for backlash against the Will Ferrell film plans

Ben Child

12, May, 2016 @2:04 PM

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Money Monster review - George Clooney goes Leslie Nielsen in popcorn hostage thriller
The Jodie Foster-directed satire about the financial meltdown isn’t especially original, but it’s arguably more honest than Oscar favourite The Big Short

Peter Bradshaw

12, May, 2016 @12:22 PM

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The Big Short may have damaged sub-prime bonds, says Morgan Stanley
Adam McKay’s Oscar-winning drama is cited as factor in wariness among investors towards similar bonds based on vehicle loans

Ben Child

06, Apr, 2016 @3:03 PM

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Genius by numbers: why Hollywood maths movies don't add up
From A Beautiful Mind to The Theory of Everything and The Man Who Knew Infinity, Hollywood loves a mathematician. So why can’t it get beyond the fevered prodigy scribbling equations on windows?

Stuart Jeffries

06, Apr, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson win as Spotlight shocks
Abuse drama takes best picture while The Revenant makes do with director, actor and cinematography; Mad Max: Fury Road takes the most trophies

Catherine Shoard

29, Feb, 2016 @3:19 PM

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Oscar winners 2016: the full list from Spotlight to Leonardo DiCaprio
All the winners from the 88th Academy Awards, as they’re announced during the ceremony

Guardian film

29, Feb, 2016 @9:58 AM

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How did Spotlight beat The Revenant to the biggest Oscar win of all?
Tom McCarthy’s investigative journalism drama defied the bookies – and the critics – to take the best picture prize when victory for The Revenant seemed all but certain. What was its secret?

Andrew Pulver

29, Feb, 2016 @7:45 AM

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