Christian Bale in The Big Short

The Big Short: Educational or Condescending?

“Is this trying to be educational or condescending?” is what I kept asking myself during The Big Short. Because it’s got this weird (to borrow the term from A.V. Club) edu-tainment way of storytelling. Think heist-like comedy of going against “the man” mixed with docudrama exposing Wall Street for its shitty ways. I think that’s where a lot of my issues stem from with this movie. I can’t tell if it’s being informative or talking down to me. Continue reading “The Big Short: Educational or Condescending?”

Anchorman 2 review

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues to Be Funny and Ridiculous

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues begins with Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and now wife Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) working for WBC news station in Manhattan, where they live with their son. After Ron is fired from WBC while Veronica gets promoted, he’s approached by a man working for a 24-hour news station called GNN, who offers him a job. Continue reading “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues to Be Funny and Ridiculous”