iOS app Android app

Joel Sucher

Jacob Lew Hasn't a Clue

Joel Sucher | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Joel Sucher

At the conference Lew cast some bread upon the water -- announcing an extension of HAMP and related programs through 2016 -- and these crumbs were eagerly consumed by so-called housing advocates

Has Anyone Heard of the Uniform Law Commission?

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Joel Sucher

I doubt many American know anything about this group composed mainly of business and real estate lawyers and now engaged in drafting something called the Home Foreclosure Procedures Act.

Distressed Homeowners Need Lots of Help

Joel Sucher | Posted 08.06.2014 | Money
Joel Sucher

Statistics don't reveal the faces behind the numbers. While trillions were lost in housing values the human cost, measured in lost dreams, dislocation, divorce, depression, suicide, addiction, is incalculable.

How Many Ways Can You Untie the Knot?

Joel Sucher | Posted 08.03.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

Can Untying the Knot capture what viewers really expect from divorce? I'm talking about the outright meanness, the slinging of vitriol and the wielding of vengeance studded cudgels all meant to reduce your other half to a blubbering mess ready to give it all up.

Stink Bugs: A Bad Rap?

Joel Sucher | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Joel Sucher

Yes, I think these creatures -- officially known as the brown marmorated stink bug -- have gotten a bad rap. I've been living with them for more than a year and in my experience, they don't stink.

Men of Tai Chi

Joel Sucher | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

I saw this movie, Man of Tai Chi (helmed by Keanu Reeves), and at first blush thought it ridiculous, and relentlessly so, but being that it was on str...

Essie Shor: Pistol Packin' Yiddishe Mamma

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Joel Sucher

Reality for the partisans wasn't as much combat as simply a day to day struggle to stay out of harm's way while offering fellow Jews a sanctuary from the hell that was consuming the world outside.

Men With Balls

Joel Sucher | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

John Waters: There's something perpetually endearing about a guy -- now 67 -- who refuses to grow up and with a sensibility that makes most hipster-d...

Feral Cats Boot Out Baby Jesus in Brooklyn

Joel Sucher | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weird News
Joel Sucher

How dare they? Hardly sacrilegious given two cat lovers, Annette and Susan Amendola, welcome the incursion; after all they own the vacant lot on Va...

Wall Street's Celluloid Nightmare

Joel Sucher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

This is definitely a word-of-mouth film that should gain traction with time and light some tinder under all those disaffected, disempowered victims of Wall Street greed.

If You See Something Evil, Do Something: The Legacy of Chiune Sugihara

Joel Sucher | Posted 11.15.2013 | World
Joel Sucher

Sugihara was one of those unique human beings who couldn't fail but do the right thing because simply to do otherwise was to flirt with dishonor -- and given that his lineage on his mother's side was Samurai, he felt challenged to live up to his warrior ethos.

'Nobody Is Listening to Your Phone Calls'

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Joel Sucher

Chronic surveillance is an addiction and one that's fed by an industry that has billions invested in creating the technology and supplying the operatives (like Snowden) that become cogs in the machinery that supports the larger matrix.

Where Has All The Info Gone, Long Time Passing

Joel Sucher | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

With the termination of the Independent Foreclosure Reviews (IFR) via OCC caveat the question remains: What's going to happen to the so-called "work ...

OCC's Magical Mystery Foreclosure Review

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

Quicker than you can say Office of the Comptroller of the Currency the Obama administration's promise to do justice for over four million foreclosed homeowners has evaporated into the could-have-been ether.

Why Isn't This a Front Page Story Nationwide?

Joel Sucher | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

So time marches on and so do the foreclosures. Justice for homeowners impacted by the fraud is yet to be achieved, and -- if the financial services industry has its way -- the remuneration will be paltry at best.

Goldman Sachs and Litton Loan Servicing: A Very Uncomfortable Divorce

Joel Sucher | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

Goldman's foray into the world of sub-prime mortgage servicing is one that company executives would like relegated to the dumpster along with the water-logged sandbags that shielded their New York HQ from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.

A Foreclosure Film in the Making Awaits Final Scene

Joel Sucher | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Joel Sucher

What do an insurance agent in Tennessee, a homemaker in Ohio, a private investigator from Wisconsin and a helicopter stunt pilot in Hollywood have in common?