Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)

STORY – N/A
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Finally – a stand-up act from Jerry Seinfeld
2) Climactic end footage with Johnny Carson

 

Cons –

 

1) 75 % Old material – was expecting lots of new internet age jokes (e.g. Uber joke)

 

 

Quote –

 

“I was either eating 100% sugar, or airborne.”

 

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Get Me Roger Stone (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Story of one of the greatest king-maker in modern day USA.A must watch for a political science student.
2) The step by step timeline run up the the 2016 campaign.
3) Stone’s rules

 

Cons –

 

1) Plane narrative. No juicy event-montage with a classic number in the background.

 

Quote –

 

“Politics is show business for ugly people.”

Inside Job (2010)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –
1) Exposing the fact that Top Financial Services CEOs are nothing but crime bosses without the gun.
2) “It’s a Wallstreet Govt.”
3) Dangerous incentives lead to the crisis: Incentive structures generated huge cash bonuses based on short-term profits but imposed no penalties for later losses. These incentives encouraged bankers to take risks that might eventually destroy their own firms or even the entire financial system.

 

Cons –
1) Complicated for someone with less knowledge of market/banking and jargons. A second viewing is required.
2) Michael Moore ruined it for everyone.

 

Quote –
Andrew Sheng: Why should a financial engineer be paid four times to 100 times more than a real engineer? A real engineer builds bridges. A financial engineer builds dreams. And, you know, when those dreams turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it.