New Movie Releases: "Hank: Five Years Later" and "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve"

Friday, September 13, 2013

Two new documentaries look at the financial meltdown five years later.

One is called “Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve,” and is in limited release in theaters today. The other, which will be released directly to Netflix subscribers on Monday, is called “Hank: Five Years from the Brink.”

Do they tell the truth? And are they any good? We've got two perspectives. One from WNYC’s economics editor, Charlie Herman, and the other from Movie Date co-host Kristen Meinzer.


T.J. Raphael


Charlie Herman and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Neither of the movies today sound like it will have a good financial return or keep me awake, and so I'm going to have to go with Riddick or something that is supposed to be dumb.

Oh and the clip you played about the Feds making money...

Old gangsters have a motto: "To make money, you have to make money!" I would have gone to see a movie in which someone from the Fed says that quote.

Sep. 13 2013 12:41 PM
JP from Jersey Shore

If we're talking about financial crisis related movies/films be sure to check out Margin Call with Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, & Stanley Tucci among others. Dramatized of course, but very good in revealing an interesting perspective none the less.

Sep. 13 2013 09:23 AM

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