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The Big Short

Sheila Bair Says There's A Big Problem With ‘The Big Short’

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "The Big Short" has one big problem, according to Sheila Bair, a former top regulator who battled to rein in banking abuse during the g...

Hemorrhaging Mega Bucks in the Stock Market? Transfuse it Into Real Estate

Ted Papadopoulos | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Ted Papadopoulos

If you thought 2015 was a crazy year for fluctuating interest rates and all the inconsistent economic data being fed to us about the state of the US ...

The Big Short's Big Shortcomings

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The movie's coda informs us that despite the enormous damage done by Wall Street, little has changed. That's simply not true. So what's missing from "The Big Short"? For starters: Dodd-Frank, Elizabeth Warren, Occupy Wall Street and Bernie Sanders.

'The Big Short' Director Adam McKay Isn't Done With Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. Adam McKay, a multi-platform Hollywood hyphenate who helped create some of the most memorable comedies to hit the theater...

Filmmaker Adam McKay Says #OscarsSoWhite Complaints Are 'Legitimate'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.26.2016 | Comedy

Adam McKay had lots to celebrate when this year's Oscar nominations turned up five nods for his rollicking drama about the 2008 crash of ...

Will Ferrell Has A Shockingly Expensive Rare Bird Collection

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy

How does an acclaimed actor and comedic genius like Will Ferrell unwind after a tough day at work? By spending some valued time with his incre...

3 Things I Want My Son to Know About Patriotism

Micah Conkling | Posted 01.25.2016 | Parents
Micah Conkling

I wrestle with what I'm going to tell him about America, and I've been trying to form a plan for engaging America's history - the good, bad, and incredibly ugly -- and talking to him about being "an American" in a healthy and productive way.

WATCH LIVE: 'The Big Short' Director Adam McKay Talks Oscars

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.25.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Director Adam McKay sits down with HuffPost Live to discuss his Oscar-nominated film "The Big Short." ...

Trips Inspired by 2016 Oscars Best Picture Nominees

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Within the four walls of a cinema, films transport moviegoers to far off places, both past and present, real or imagined. To take it a step further, use this year's Academy Awards' nominees for Best Picture as a travel guide, experiencing the locations -- characters in their own right -- firsthand.

Why The Big Short Matters

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

The movie The Big Short tells a compelling version of the greatest economic tragedy to hit the country since the Great Depression -- the 2008 financial crash. It also may tell a nightmarish vision of the future.

Christian Bale Couldn't Stop Kissing Dudes At Critics' Choice Awards

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.19.2016 | Entertainment

So you just won the award for Best Actor for your performance in a critically acclaimed film at a big awards show -- what do you do?...

Will This Year's High School Seniors Get to Witness the Burst of an Economic Bubble?

Alan Singer | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

To begin exploring recent global economic developments tied to a Chinese economic downturn students can read and analyze a modified version of a recent New York Times economic report and use it to identify their own questions and topics for research.

So, What Will Win Best Picture?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment

The Oscar nominations are in, which means there's no time to waste in predicting who will take home little gold men at next month's awards. Per the A...

Friends, Amy Schumer and Leonardo DiCaprio -- Favorites for the Critics' Choice Awards

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Carey Beth Elder

The Critics' Choice Awards are being held this weekend and it combines the best of television and film voted on by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

Oscar Nominations: Reflections on a Stellar Season

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you've been following the Oscar prognosticators, you know the big favorites have been Spotlight, The Big Short, The Revenant, and Carol. How pleasing to find some surprises--sort of--on the academy members' lists!

The Next Big Short

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Judy Frankel

Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.

'The Big Short': A Tale of Stupidity, Greed, and Corruption

Dean Baker | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Dean Baker

There are rules for issuing and securitizing mortgages. These rules were completely ignored in the peak years of the housing bubble. At every step, there were people who knew they were not following the law, but thought it would not matter.

After the Fall: Beyond The Big Short

AdaPia d'Errico | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
AdaPia d'Errico

Anyone working in finance or real estate watches the housing and stock markets, economic indicators, social trends and, more recently, films. Specific...

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: The Big Short

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Fresh from watching the Big Short in a crowded theater in Philly, I wanted to shout out my experiences from that time, using excerpts from my book: "M...

The Big Short - a chronicle of infectious shortsightedness; epidemic blindness, delusion, and deceit.

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

"Crap." That word is used quite often by the handful (one handful) of analysts and traders who "shorted" (bet against) the trillion-dollar mortgage-b...

Bernie Sanders and 'The Big Short' Demand Real Change. Are We Ready?

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Larry Cohen

As we celebrate the New Year, let's commit to real change. Bernie Sanders has challenged us to join him in a political revolution that goes far beyond the presidency. If not now, when?

The MovieFilm Podcast: Our Fave Flicks of 2015!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Happy new year! It's a super-sized episode of the show as Brian and I take a look back at our top ten favorite flicks from the year just passed. Wit...

'Big Short' Author: Break Up the Banks

Nell Minow | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Nell Minow

"The first thing I would do is break up the banks so that they are much smaller and they could all fail."

The Cinema Year That Was: Zaki's Flick Picks 2015

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It's been a great year for movies, with a diverse assortment of high-profile and smaller scale films, true stories and big surprises, all emerging as some of my favorites for this year. Here's a countdown of my top ten for 2015.

The Big Short

Francis Levy | Posted 12.30.2015 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

In his early writings Marx talked alienation caused by the division of labor. If nothing else The Big Short takes this to its logical conclusion in dramatizing an unregulated financial system that has little if nothing to do with the lives of those who actually have to work for a living.