Hank: 5 Years From the Brink

Director: Joe Berlinger
Year Released: 2013
Rating: 2.0

Berlinger gets former Secretary of the Treasury Henry "Hank" Paulson to sit down (along with his wife, Wendy) and talk about the notorious subprime mortgage crisis and the ensuing trillion dollar bailout by the U.S. Government that (temporarily?) circumvented economic collapse. As complicated and nuanced as this matter was, neither Berlinger nor Paulson really clarify all aspects of it, so most people who (a.) don't have complex knowledge of how these shitlord billionaire companies operate or (b.) don't have advanced degrees in economics might still be confused on particular aspects of the incident (I get the gist, but am vague on some other parts). It should make anyone who isn't a hardcore capitalist utterly disgusted, and I still can't tell whether Paulson is a nature-loving, happily-married noble figure in all this or a smooth-talking monster. Possibly both. This was produced by the Bloomberg people, which gives a clue as to which 'side' it's on.