TV. The finished example of a prezi movie, filmed with the same linguistic characteristic of a presentation made on this device: none. And yet, allegedly, full of charisma, motivation and politics. I have only seen primary accumulation of exhibition devices, served conveniently by actors who ingloriously work in the same direction.
Seems impossible that anybody'd fail to draw the connection between a "shell company" and a "shell game." The global finance apparatus is all about the confidence game. Part of runnin' con is being able to talk a good rap for purposes of misdirection. Soderbergh plays w/ cinematic illusionism (and irony!) in this context; I find it extremely deft that his final sleight-of-hand produces a trenchant polemical flourish.
Mixed feelings. Soderbergh's first miss in over a decade is nonetheless one of the filmmaker's most audacious & creative endeavours. There are shades of Richard Lester here, with the fourth-wall breaking, actors in multiple-roles & flights of absurdist satire, but none of the experimentation actual serves the subject matter. The film wants to impart a theme of universal karmic retribution but tempered with cynicism.
An interesting, creative experiment in cinematic pastiche that isn’t entirely successful. Soderbergh and Z. Burns try hard to provide unique storytelling, but ultimately feels like a film made for high schoolers with a short attention span to make them care about the importance of taxation. Amusing, but not always compelling.
The Las Vegas apartment scene is incredible; it exposes the everlasting evolution of Las Vegas, through architecture, economy and the polarizing consequences of private equity investments in housing, businesses and land. Soderbergh's take on post-modernism turned modernism turned disney-land. His nostalgic american dream(s) of the Ocean's movies has turned into pragmatic global tax exile and immaterial liquidity.
Still teaming up with Netflix, Steven Soderbergh continues his own approach on cinema with this movie about the Panama Papers.
Probably shot again with an Iphone, the movie looked silly and funny for some moments. Overall the director didn't want to truly capture the gravity of this subject. He tried to make it easier to be understandable but event so, i had trouble to get all the information.
This is....I'm going to be honest. This is a disappointment in every sense of the word. The story is an interesting one to be sure, and honestly it is an important one to tell. However Soderbergh decided to go the Adam McKay route here and gave us a film that is a jumbled mess, and is full of a patronizing tone.