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Film, "Hank: Five Years from the Brink": Our Economic Cassandra Finally Gets Heard

"Hank: Five Years from the Brink": Our Economic Cassandra Finally Gets Heard

"Complexity is not a good thing in finance." This is one of the more ironic lines from the former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson, the interviewed subject of Joe Berlinger's riveting documentary Hank: Five Years from the Brink. Though…
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Film, Masterful documentary <i>Crude</i> details the toxic battle between big oil and natives in Ecuador

Masterful documentary Crude details the toxic battle between big oil and natives in Ecuador

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. Why? Because it's thick with sludge. Moving briskly through a stranger-than-fiction, serpentine narrative that is still unfolding, Joe Berlinger's remarkable documentary, Crude, recounts an infuriating litany of South American exploitation, back-room…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Crude</i>

Crude

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. Why? Because it’s thick with sludge. Moving briskly through a stranger-than-fiction, serpentine narrative that is still unfolding, Joe Berlinger’s remarkable documentary Crude recounts an infuriating litany of South American exploitation, back-room…
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Film, <i>Session</i> Obsession

Session Obsession

OK, are you sitting down? Here's the pitch: We're going to make a horror movie, but there aren't going to be any kids from the WB network in it. Hell, there won't be anyone under 30 in it -- except…
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Film, <i>Witch</i> Is Which?

Witch Is Which?

Although it must have been a no-brainer to make a sequel to The Blair Witch Project, it was hard to imagine an intelligent follow-up to a film that culminated in the apparent death of all the principals. Romeo and Juliet…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday november 13 Space Cowboy Cyberlove and peeping Toms come to the fore as performance artist Deke Weaver breaks in Potrero Hill's new g2 Arts Center with his solo stage and video show Girlfriend, a series of character vignettes on…
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