Dynamic comedy The Big Short is based on the true story of the bankers who predicted the economic crash. To the amazement of his investors, Michael Burry (Christian Bale) was the first to bet against the housing market in a practice known as ‘shorting’, but he was followed by others: notably Mark Baum aka Steve Eisman (Steve Carell) and Ben Rickert (Brad Pitt). The Big Short marks a tuning point in the career of writer-director Adam McKay who made his name with Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy in 2004, followed by hit Will Ferrell comedies Step Brothers and The Other Guys. Parting ways with Ferrell here, McKay tackles the pertinent subject matter with a winning combination of sensitivity and sarcasm. It’s a cut…