IN­SIDE JOB

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RTR D: Charles Fer­gu­son. U.S.. 108 min. Sep 9, 9 pm Ry­er­son; Sep 11, 1 pm AMC 6 Rat­ing: NNNNN Why should fi­nan­cial en­gi­neers be paid so much more than real en­gi­neers? Fer­gu­son’s scathing in­dict­ment is a lively primer on how the global eco­nomic cri­sis of 2008 hap­pened and the naked greed that fu­elled it. It also looks at the crim­i­nal­ity of the in­vest­ment banks that cor­rupted the in­sti­tu­tions meant to over­see them.

The direc­tor deftly un­furls his ar­gu­ment with mount­ing ev­i­dence of the slick col­lab­o­ra­tion and in­ter­con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween aca­demics, gov­ern­ment and in­vest­ment banks. Even more in­ter­est­ing than the co­op­er­a­tive wit­nesses who il­lu­mi­nate the case and the fig­ures who refuse to be filmed are those who re­al­ize mid-in­ter­view that they’ve just put their foot in their mouth.

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