Monday, February 8, 2016

"Floored," Chicago Trading Floor Madness, Is Online Movie of the Week

Critic's Pick: Online movie of the week: Mayhem and moolah in the trading capital of the world -- Chicago. Is this how the Dow dove 1,000 points in 20 minutes? Check out "Floored" and find out.

"Floored," Chicago Trading Floor Madness, Is Online Movie of the Week


Is this how the Dow dove 1,000 points in 20 minutes last week? In Floored, James Allen Smith’s eye-popping documentary about the Chicago Trading Floor -- a mosh pit of screaming and yelling, selling and buying, with millions at stake -- the mad quest for money meets electronic trading, with scary, crazy results.

Available online on in weekly installments (episodes 1, 2 and 3 are up and running now), Floored offers a fascinating glimpse into the teeming, screaming world of speculators and local traders, moving like lightning, and behaving like, well, nutballs.

“It’s not a normal job,” says one former trader, and boy is he right.  Check it out.
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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

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