In my experience, home ownership is viewed as a right of passage in America. We’ve heard of “the lawn with the white picket fence”, but no one celebrates living in the three-room apartment. Our homes aren’t just where we keep our stuff or rest our heads. They are part of our identity and more importantly, our family’s identity. In the wake of the 2008 economic crash, that identity was ripped away as millions of homes were put into foreclosure. In a country where we don’t build anything anymore, and instead just move things around, Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes is a heart-wrenching look at the foreclosure crisis, and with the help of incredible performances from Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, depicts how vultures are feasting in 21st century America.