“Allen delineates the gaudy days of the subprime years and the divided nation in its aftermath — one divided by misfortune, political and economic abuses and a sense of cultural and social malaise. With a central character who complements both aisles of the economic divide with her 1% past and Generation Y career struggles and a narrative that captures a virulent political right from the financial elites of Wall Street to the angry blue collar workers of San Francisco, Allen’s film is a bitter complement to our post Lehman-Brothers era.”
Author: Thomas Cobb
Thomas Cobb recently completed an MRes with the University of Birmingham, UK, researching how Hollywood blockbusters responded to the 9/11 attacks. He is currently working toward a PhD within the department of Film and American Studies researching the discourse of mainstream Hollywood adaptations towards the Iraq War. Cobb has a First Class honours degree in Film and the Visual Arts from the University of Leicester, and is reviews editor for the American Studies journal 49th Parallel at the University of Birmingham. His key research interests are the prevalence of Reaganism in blockbuster discourse and American cinema's response to political and social change.