Piers Marchant reports from Sundance, Day Six

January 28, 2015

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt &angels Number of Films: 3 General Vibe: Eclectic sousaphone Brooklyn: One of the pleasures of this festival with all of its multiple screenings of given films, both public and press, is if you wait …

Piers Marchant reports from Sundance, Day Five

January 28, 2015

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt &angels Number of Films: 4 General Vibe: Well-Documented Racing Extinction: As I reported on Twitter (@kafkaesque83), I didn’t exactly plan it this way, but today was all about the documentaries. I started out the …

Piers Marchant reports from Sundance, Day Four

January 28, 2015

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt &angels Number of Films: 3* General Vibe: Ground down Princess: An Israeli film concerning a precocious 12-year-old girl, Adar (Shira Haas), living in a largely ungoverned house with her mother, Alma (Karen Mor), and …

Piers Marchant reports from Sundance, Day Three

January 28, 2015

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt &angels Number of Films: 3 General Vibe: Hollowed out (see James White, below) The Overnight: So much comedy has already been mined about thirtysomething couples suddenly finding themselves saddled with kids and/or adulthood and …

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film by Patton Oswalt

January 28, 2015

Patton Oswalt: Silver Screen Fiend from Sixth and I Historic Synagogue on FORA.tv Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film by Patton Oswalt (Scribner, $25) is the comedian and actor’s account of a time in his …

Piers Marchant reports from Sundance, Day Two

January 26, 2015

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt &angels Sundance: Day 2 Number of Films: 4 General Vibe: Slightly exasperated; slightly more freaked out (see The Witch, below) 6 Desires – D.H. Lawrence and Sardinia: On the heels of getting shut out …

Piers Marchant reports from Sundance, Day One

January 26, 2015

Monkey note: Posting issues have apparently been resolved. We’ll catch up directly. By Piers Marchant for blood,dirt & angels Sundance: Day 1 Number of Films: 1 General Vibe: Intrigued but unsatisfied The Summer of Sangaile: So, it turns out Sundance …

Nelson Carvajal’s Top 25 films of 2014

January 26, 2015

Under The Skin – Directed by Jonathan Glazer Whiplash – Directed by Damien Chazelle Selma – Directed by Ava DuVernay Joe – Directed by David Gordon Green A Most Violent Year – Directed by J.C. Chandor The Immigrant – Directed …

Not exactly on my wish list, but maybe if they made a Tele model …

January 22, 2015

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Jane Hawking on The Theory of Everything

January 22, 2015