The Big Short has split critics on this site. Four positive, six negative. This differs greatly from the scores on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.
The last two movies covered in this post are two new releases that were almost ignored by CRU: last week’s Almost There, which is making its Chicago debut this weekend; and Winter on Fire, a documentary that was released in October.
No Film of the Week this week, but Volume 2 of Arabian Nights began its NYC run yesterday.
Lastly, some words on covering Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights trilogy. In May, I created one page that covered its entirety and in September, I created three additional pages focusing on each volume. It sounds like a movie you really ought to hunker down with and watch completely, but if you chose to see only one film, there are roundups for each volume here on this site (1, 2, 3 and, for those of you who rose to the challenge, the whole thing).
The Big Short by Adam McKay (United States)
Rotten Tomatoes: 86 • 81 reviews
Metacritic: 81 • 27 reviews
Critics Round Up: 63 • 10 reviews
Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One (Portugal)
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A • 2 reviews
Metacritic: 77 • 5 reviews
Critics Round Up: 84 • 8 reviews
Stinking Heaven by Nathan Silver (United States)
Rotten Tomatoes: 82 • 11 reviews
Metacritic: 66 • 8 reviews
Critics Round Up: 83 • 15 reviews
Almost There by Dan Rybicky & Aaron Wickenden (United States)
Rotten Tomatoes: 80 • 10 reviews
Metacritic: 70 • 7 reviews
Critics Round Up: 85 • 5 reviews
Winter on Fire by Evgeny Afineevsky (Ukraine)
Rotten Tomatoes: 100 • 13 reviews
Metacritic: 80 • 11 reviews
Critics Round Up: 63 • 4 reviews