The Big Short
If you were going to tell me that Adam McKay would be writing and directing a film starring Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Christian Bale, I’d just go on and assume he’d be making a very solid comedy. But if you told me this would be a movie centered on the financial crisis in the mid-to-late 2000’s? Needless to say, I was surprised when I discovered this was happening. Then I was pleasantly surprised to see just how good the movie was. Sure, the cast is great and Adam McKay has a solid comedy track record, but a topic like this? I wouldn’t have pegged him as someone who could pull it off. But here we are, putting The Big Short on a top 10 list for the year with the possibility of a Best Screenplay nomination and some acting nominations as well. It’s just an overall good movie…imagine Margin Call with a sense of humor and that’s what you have here.