Inside Job
Reviewed in October 2010
Director: Charles Ferguson. Documentary about the buildup and fallout of the 2008 global financial meltdown, concentrated in the disastrous deregulation of U.S. markets and banks. Interview subjects include Glenn Hubbard, Robert Gnaizda, Frederic Mishkin, Charles Morris, Raghuram Rajan, Nouriel Roubini, Martin Feldstein, Christine Lagarde, Scott Talbott, Eliot Spitzer, Gillian Tett, David McCormick, John Campbell, Satyajit Das, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Andrew Sheng, Lee Hsien Loong, Andrew Lo, Paul Volcker, Rep. Barney Frank, Jerome Fons, Samuel Hayes, George Soros, Willem Buiter, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir, Kristin Davis, and Jonathan Alpert. Narrated by Matt Damon. Screenplay: Charles Ferguson.
Twitter Capsule: The feel-despondent movie of the year, detailed and lucid despite palpable fury, though a bit self-indulgently edited.

Photo © 2010 Sony Pictures Classics/Representational Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Documentary Feature

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Documentary Feature
National Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary Feature

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