Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New on DVD: 'The Big Short'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New on DVD: 'The Big Short'

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MOVIES

"The Big Short" **** (R; 2:04) * Director Adam McKay departs from the broad comedy of "Anchorman" and "Talladega Nights" to deliver a farce with satirical sting. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Lewis about the people who anticipated the financial crisis of 2008, the film features a first-rate cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt. (Calvin Wilson)

"Brooklyn" **** (PG-13; 1:52) * Saoirse Ronan is outstanding in this drama about a young Irishwoman who comes to America. Based on the novel by Colm Toibin, director John Crowley ("Intermission") delivers a story that couldn't be more straightforward yet achieves an entrancing complexity. (Calvin Wilson)

"Carol" **** (R; 1:58) * Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are outstanding in director Todd Haynes' drama, based on a Patricia Highsmith novel, about two women who fall in love in the 1950s. …

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