Piers Marchant at TIFF, Day 3

September 8, 2019

TIFF 2019: Day 3 Films: 4Best Film of the Day: Knives Out The Vast of Night: It’s not an uncommon conceit, in the Age of Irony, to utilize an old, archaic piece of media and camp it up by playing it arrow-straight, but …

Piers Marchant at the Toronto International Film Festival, Day Two

September 7, 2019

TIFF 2019: Day 2 Films: 3Best Film of the Day: The Sleepwalkers Waves: One of the early-buzz winners in the early days of the festival, Trey Edward Shults’ film is nothing but structurally audacious, switching gears suddenly about two-thirds of the way in, …

Piers Marchant at the Toronto International Film Festival, Day One

September 6, 2019

Films: 4Best Film of the Day: The Lighthouse Parasite: Outside of The Godfather, you wouldn’t expect the sound effect of a door to signify the emotional weight of an entire film, but early on in Joon-ho Bong’s Palme d’Or-winning comic tragedy, that’s what he …

Not Exactly Back to the Drawing Board …

September 2, 2019

Chad Morris won’t apologize for winning.

Protected: Proposed Porches Letter

September 1, 2019

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Football preview! (The over/under is five games…)

August 30, 2019

By A. Paul Bowen blood,dirt &angels Sports Editor Emeritus As I type this, college football will begin in earnest tonight with three or four games on the tube. You can actually say it began last Saturday with Miami and Florida.  …

Angry Birds 2

August 16, 2019

By DAN LYBARGER blood, dirt & angels The Angry Birds Movie 2 70Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Tiffany Haddish, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Zach Woods, Dove …

Initial Reaction: Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

July 26, 2019

Philip Vandy Price was kind enough to have me on his show.

Robbie Robertson, “So I Hear You Paint Houses”

July 26, 2019

“(You Run Like the) Red River”

July 12, 2019