|From left: Marina, Sapna, Robby, Elisa|
|Anna and Sapna|
Tiramisu, gelato and real Italian pizza - the only three reasons I could never be vegan!
Joy was completely different than I had expected. I went in with very little knowledge of the film, just the feeling that I needed to escape reality for a couple hours -and I was rewarded with strong character portrayls and an interesting storyline. Those of you who know me, know that those are the two main aspects I search for in a film; I want depth and beauty and art; it's even better if it's based on a true story. The best part of the film for me was the drama of family dynamics - portray with an exaggeration that is so close to reality, you start to believe it.
The Big Short
The Big Short is one of those movies, I'll admit, that I was attracted to because of the actors names - Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt - why not, right? I didn't even know what it was about...I assumed it was something about gambling.
In reality, it's an excellent movie about the beginning to the financial crisis in 2008 - and the reasons behind it. It's hilarious because the mortgage housing market crash is explained with ridiculous metaphors, celebrities and a newscaster style narrator (e.g. "Now here's _____to explain what a subprime loan is". It makes the American banking system (rightly or wrongly) appear to be a complete sham - you'll be laughing and cringing the whole way through.