Doc Talk is a biweekly column devoted to documentary cinema, typically featuring an essay concentrated on a currently relevant topic for discussion followed by critic picks for new theatrical and home video releases. This week’s focus is on some of the films that screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
With the presidential election only a month away, it’s time for movies tackling important national issues to… Continue reading Pictures of Health: Six Current Documentaries Tackle the Medical Issue
Current TV’s panel at the critics press tour in Pasadena was lacking a rather big name. The network’s primetime lynchpin Keith Olbermann was conspicuously absent following his recent battle with the network over whether he was going to cover the GOP primaries.
Current president David Bohrman told reporters that Olbermann was “on vacation.” But he reiterated that the Countdown host would lead the network’s election coverage. “Keith has told… Continue reading Current boss: Keith Olbermann ‘on vacation’
We recently sat down with writer-director-editor Ti West, best known for his masterful The House of the Devil, to talk about his latest film, The Innkeepers (out December 30th on VOD), and it ended up being an in-depth, hour-plus discussion about the unique and borderline obsessive way West approaches filmmaking, how his films are marketed, what really happened with Cabin Fever 2, what the current state of indie filmmaking is… Continue reading Dialogue: Ti West on the Difference of Shooting Film, Current Horror Trends, 'You're Next' and Joe Swanberg
I have been following the ranking of Current.com site on Alexa.com and it has been losing hits to the site every day. As of April 1st it was sitting comfortably at 1,800, which is not bad, but since then it has dropped to 2,800. Who is to blame for this? Is the the MTV format or is there another site out gathering up the left leaning… Continue reading Current TV site is losing viewers!
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for.
Mortgage lawsuits — The Better Business Bureau recommends that homeowners not respond to a mailing asking them to join a "national" lawsuit against their mortgage companies. Michelle L. Corey, president and chief executive of the St. Louis BBB, says the mailings are a new twist on schemes to obtain upfront payments of $ 5,000 or more… Continue reading Fisher Capital Management: Boiler Movie // Current