Who would have thought the most scathing film about the Global Financial Crisis would come from a director best known for the Anchorman films? Based on Michael Lewis’ book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, this focuses on the handful of money men who, leading up to the GFC, saw the crash coming.
The secret behind making a good trashy movie is that it has to be both trashy and good. While the first Point Break managed to be both, this remake seems to have largely taken its cues from various extreme sport marketing videos where the focus is on how awesome the stunts are rather than having any kind of fun with them.
There’s a lot of like about The Revenant, a harsh tale of survival circa 1823 where frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) struggles against impossible odds – well, an Indian attack followed by being mauled by a bear and then fellow survivor John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) leaves him to die, only he doesn’t, which is bad news for John.
It’s the 1920s, and Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) is the toast of Copenhagen’s artistic scene. His wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander), also a painter, asks him to model a dress for one of her works, and gradually he begins to spend more and more time living as a woman named Lili.