Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Margin Call DVD Review

Margin Call stars an ensemble of outstanding acting talent including Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Paul Bettany, Stanley Tucci and Demi Moore and is an impressive directorial debut from director J.C. Chandor.  MARGIN CALL is available on DVD & Blu-ray from 12th November.

To read my full review of Margin Call, head to Filmoria.

It explores both the villainy and the humanity behind the 2008 financial crisis.  It is set over mostly over one night and this strengthens the script and gives it a sense of urgency, confining the drama to the claustrophobic offices of the firm.  It may not have the grandstanding, scenery chomping of Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin and Michael Douglas in past films about bankers, bosses and businessmen but it does have complex characters with clear motivations, more mundane than evil.

Margin Call is Wall Street for a new generation crippled by irresponsible acts of capitalist greed and a must-see for anyone who wants to find out how the money men made critical mistakes but managed to save themselves with barely a scratch. I highly recommend it.  Full review here.

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