The meme the lawyer sent me

September 26, 2018

I’ve redacted all the names and email information, but this is the email I write about in this Sunday’s column. If you can’t read that, it says: “Looks like a man you probably admired greatly also ate at the ice …

Piers Marchant on The Film Scribes Podcast

September 20, 2018

The Film Scribes Podcast. This week Rich Heimlich (/comment), Stephen Silver (Splice Today, Philly Voice), Dan Tabor (Phawker, Cinapse.co) and Piers Marchant (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Phillymag.com) review A STAR IS BORN, THE PREDATOR and MANDY. For a discussion this week, Piers Marchant …

Marchant at TIFF, Day Five

September 11, 2018

TIFF 2018: Day 5 Films: 3 Best Film of the Day: ROMA (pictured) If Beale Street Could Talk:  I was one of seemingly few critics at TIFF two years ago who wasn’t thoroughly won over by Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. It …

Marchant at TIFF, Day Four

September 10, 2018

TIFF 2018: Day 4 Films: 3 Best Film of the Day: Hotel Mumbai (pictured) Standoff at Sparrow Creek: A high-paranoia, psychological thriller from first time feature director Henry Dunham, the film is crafty enough to keep your interest, and taut …

Marchant at TIFF, Day Three

September 10, 2018

TIFF 2018: Day 3 Films: 4 Best Film of the Day: The Old Man & the Gun (pictured) Gwen: This is no white-knuckle affair; it’s a red one. As in knuckles chapped and scraped until nearly bleeding. Wind plays a …

Marchant at TIFF, Day Two

September 8, 2018

Films: 4 Best Film of the Day: Shoplifters (pictured) Shoplifters: Japanese director par excellence Hirokazu Koreeda’s film, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, works in quiet subtle ways, that affect you without you quite knowing why, like watching a …

Piers Marchant at the Toronto International Film Festival, Day One

September 7, 2018

Films: 2 Best Film of the Day: Burning Non-Fiction: Olivier Assayas’ film plays like one of those philosophical talkies from the ‘70s, with various characters weighing in on a particular talking point of significance to the director, Five Characters in …

“Long Way Back Home,” Lucero, directed by Jeff Nichols

August 29, 2018

Video Blog August 25, 2018

August 25, 2018

Golf-is stuff, Aretha Franklin and cover songs

August 19, 2018

Movie on 8-18-18 at 6.39 AM from Philip Martin on Vimeo.