The 31 Best Films Of 2011 - No. 13
Everyone seemed to find their voice during the Occupy movements last year but instead of having any coherent knowledge of what these people were actually fighting against, most who I came across just branded them jealous because they’re poor and rich people are rich. Ignorance isn’t congenital, it’s obtained so instead of debating these people, I forgivingly told them to go away and watch this documentary of 2008’s banking collapse. No one ever came back to though. Word on the street is they were all last seen in tents outside St Paul’s.
Inside Job is fascinating. No prior knowledge of the situation is needed. Charles Ferguson takes you by the hand gently guides through the world of subprime mortgages, CDO’s, and derivatives at a nice leisurely pace that you come away with a full understanding of how they were used to cripple the world we live in. Of course having the familiar voice of Matt Damon narrating helps but its it’s seamless execution that makes it so powerful. Watching this film will make you angry but it’s this anger that is needed if our lives or going to improve. People fucked up and we’re all paying the price but a simple watch of this film shows how it all could of been avoided.