How ‘Margin Call’ Gets It Right About the Financial Crisis
October 22, 2011
Margin Call is the smartest movie you will ever see about the Financial Crisis. Debuting at a time when the Occupy Wall Street movement seeks to make caricatured villains of bankers and much of the public puts the blame for a lagging economy squarely on their shoulders, this movie offers an extremely thoughtful, fair and—for that very reason—ultimately much more powerful critique of how our financial system really works. It tells the story of a roughly 24-hour period at a fictional investment bank on the eve of the 2008 financial collapse.