Tagged: Steve Carell

5 Movies That Always Leave Me Hopeful

By J.D. ECARMA I always come back to movies. Stories help when I’m going through something hard and it’s as much as I can do to get through everyday existence. Movies obviously aren’t a...

‘The Big Short’ Plays on Your Worst Fears … But Like in a Fun Way

Ignore the subprime loan shop talk and Margot Robbie in a bubble bath for a second (if you can) and think of “The Big Short” as a pulsing, kaleidoscopic exercise in 21st-century filmmaking—because that’s what it is, a uniquely modern marriage of dusted-off Hollywood staples and shiny zeitgeist.

A little bit Vox, an awful lot BuzzFeed, “The Big Short” is the film equivalent of your daily flipping between Chrome tabs: a Wall Street Journal piece on interest rates, the latest People magazine cover interview, an in-depth New York Times something that you skim, and a quiz asking “What Kind of Hamburger Are You?”