The Big Short, featuring a star-studded cast, explores the lead-up to the 2008 financial crisis while weaving together humor and drama. The housing collapse led to one of the worst recessions in American history. According to the film’s post-script, some $5 trillion was lost in pensions, real estate value, 401k, savings, and bonds. Eight million people lost their jobs with six million losing their homes in the United States. If not for The Other Guys,…"The Big Short Marks 5 Years Since Wide Release"
Just Mercy is a star-studded legal drama directed by Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton and tells an important story. Harvard graduate Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) could have gone anywhere after graduating. After all, he received an array of job offers. Rather than go for the money, Stevenson ops to help those who need it the most. In this case, it’s the people sitting on death row in Monroe County. After setting up…"Toronto 2019: Just Mercy"
Men in Black: International ups the ante just a little bit as MIB takes the fun across the pond in order to protect the universe. It’s been known since Tomorrowland that the Eiffel Tower was a bridge to another dimension. While the former film saw Gustav Eiffel as a founder of Plus Ultra, this film sees him as one of MIB’s earliest agents. In fact, the Great Migration was really aliens coming to Earth. But…"Men in Black: International goes Across The Pond"
Three years after the Indominus Rex caused chaos, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom raises the stakes with moral questions of ethical behavior. Bookended by Dr. Ian Malcolm in what amounts to an under-five minute cameo, the film is about what to do with these animals after geneticists have brought them back to life. Leave it to Malcolm to give his piece of mind while testifying in front of a U.S. Senate committee–using dialogue that, for the…"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Raises The Stakes"