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Steve Carell and co. all yell at Ryan Gosling in The Big Short.

A look at ‘The Big Short’ and its use of pop culture imagery

With Adam McKay’s (director of Anchorman and Step BrothersThe Big Short landing on DVD, Blu-Ray, and online streaming services last week, I decided to take a second look at it, my mind having warmed up to it in the months that followed my initial viewing. This is not to say I disliked it first or that I dislike it now. But I do find it to be a cluttered clash of tones, moods, and imagery that lacks strong character arcs, though it does offer an informed perspective on the housing crash of 2008 that is accessible to the layman.  Continue reading A look at ‘The Big Short’ and its use of pop culture imagery

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