Vlog April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

Vlog March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020

The Sátántangó Experience

March 19, 2020

BY PIERS MARCHANT How exactly does one prepare to watch a 7.5 hour film? A bit like what you might do in preparation for major surgery: Pack a bag of necessities (in this case, water and protein bars), kiss your …

Piers Marchant at True/False, Day Four

March 9, 2020

True/False 2020: Day 4 Number of Films: 3Film of the Day: Dick Johnson is Dead Welcome to Chechnya: Imagine the anxiety-filled ending of Argo, but played over and over, and unadorned by Hollywood screenwriters. David France‘s riveting film follows the members of a …

Piers Marchant at True/False, Day Three

March 8, 2020

True/False 2020: Day 3 Number of Films: 3Film of the Day: Time Time: A lot of docs concerning incarceration are about those many people falsely accused, procedurals about the process of the injustice and how it was, or was not, rectified. Garrett …

Piers Marchant at True/False, Day Two

March 7, 2020

True/False 2020: Day 2 Number of Films: 3Film of the Day: Some Kind of Heaven Lovemobil: The idea of giving a sex worker their own rental trailer, so they can cut out the middleman and reap their own profits, might at first sound …

Something of a Miracle out today

February 7, 2020

Piers Marchant at Sundance, Day Seven

January 31, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 7 Number of Films: 2Best Film of the Day: His House His House: Becoming a refugee from a war-torn country after having watched your family members butchered, making your way across the ocean in a small, open boat, crammed with …

Piers Marchant at Sundance, Day Six

January 30, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 6 Number of Films: 4Best Film of the Day: The Killing of Two Lovers The Killing of Two Lovers: Stereotypically, one hallmark of young directors on shoestring budgets is a lack of basic technical proficiency, but Robert Machoian‘s stunning film …

Piers Marchant at Sundance Day Five

January 28, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 5 Number of Films: 3Best Film of the Day: Minari Palm Springs: A difficult comedy to write about, as it involves a plot twist (revealed early on) that is best no revealed. Let us say, then , that Max Barbakow‘s …