with an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci and Simon Baker, and a box office gross revenue of $4,682,239, it’s a mystery to me that so little has been said about this little pearl of an indipendent film.
firts-time long feature director J.C. Chandor did do an excellent job, both in writing and directing the film. Cast performaces are to not even be talked about, the high profile ensemble delivers, whether you look at their solo performance or at their interactions. all about Margin Call is prestine, smooth, innovative in certain points of the cinematography and edgy when it comes to dialogues.
so why only film critics are considering this as an award runner? my only thought in merit is that the 2007-08 financial crisis might be a bit of a turn off as a theme, but this film is so much mora than that: it’s focus is solely on the 36 hours previous to the fall of a great corporation/investment bank. yet so little has to do with the economics but much more with the great performances of the actors who (evidently) had and excellent script.
nothing is over the top, not even the great names once look like they’re stealing from the story. Maring Call might very well be compared to acclaimed Clooney’s The Ides of March for political/socio-economic shock value, smooth actor performances and clean direction.
i, personally, have no clue as to why so little chatter about this film has or is going on. in the meantime, i’m giving it a 5/5 star review, just so you all know.