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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Big Short

4 Submitted by on Thu, 17 December 2015, 15:59

Banking scandals, thieving yuppies and a nearly nude Margot Robbie. We’re talking about The Wolf of Wall Street, right? Nope. We’re talking about The Big Short, a sorta, kinda, docu-drama dense with information about the financial crisis of 2007-2010 due to collateralized debt obligation and the people who saw that bubble was going to collapse and bet against it. Sound dry? Thanks to a stellar cast of folks like Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, and Christian Bale, and a wry, pitch black sense of humor, this educational film ended up being one of the most strangely funny and entertaining watches of the year. At least for some of. Chris, JC, Beau, Elliott and Sarah describe the proceedings.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.