My rehearsal this morning …

January 15, 2016

Last night in Little Rock: David Starr and Ben Harris

January 14, 2016

I don’t get out enough. Truth is, I have been to a lot of shows — in my 20s and 30s it wasn’t unusual for me to spend four or five nights at week in clubs or arenas, listening to …

Our man Sam predicts the Oscar noms

January 13, 2016

By Sam Blair, Armchair Critic blood, dirt & angels More or less in order of likelihood to be nominated–(not to win). * = locks BEST PICTURE (number of nominees unknown): *1- Spotlight (like Boyhood last year, peaked too soon and …

Piers Marchant’s Year in Film

January 13, 2016

The Best (& Worst) Films of 2015 The year started with a very strong Sundance line-up (which screened three of my top-five films), continued with some exceptional docs unveiled at True/False, rose up again for a strong Cannes bill, and …

“Tongues (That Know No Language)”

January 13, 2016

The rehearsals continue. This is a song about dogs. Tongues ( That Know No Language) Posted by Philip Martin on Tuesday, 12 January 2016

A Bowie retrospective

January 12, 2016

“Space Oddity”

January 11, 2016

Sunday morning rehearsal

January 10, 2016

Practice from Philip Martin on Vimeo.

OK, now go buy it. Please.

January 9, 2016

I’ve got a new book out. You can order it here. Here’s a little bit about it, from my introduction: I have worked in newspapers — as a reporter, editor, columnist and critic — my entire adult life. I have …

Todd Haynes on Carol

January 4, 2016