Piers Marchant at Toronto: Day Five

September 13, 2016

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt & angels TIFF 2016: Day 5 Films: 4 Vibe: Bewitched Blair Witch: Considering the that the original film derived much of its spooky power from a) Creating a faux documentary effect that many initial viewers took to …

Piers Marchant at TIFF: Day Four

September 12, 2016

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt & angels TIFF 2016: Day 4 Films: 3 Vibe: Thoughtful, Repulsed Loving: Jeff Nichols has always shown promise, and often something even more than that, but never before has he put together a film that feels this …

Piers Marchant at TIFF: Day Three

September 11, 2016

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt & angels TIFF 2016: Day 3 Films: 3 Vibe: Intense, harrowing, melodramatic The Secret Scripture: Like watching a terminally inept child try to perform at a ballet recital, you want to root for the thing, but the …

Piers Marchant at TIFF: Day Two

September 10, 2016

By Piers Marchant for blood, dirt & angels TIFF 2016: Day 2 Films: 3 Vibe: Wonder, Bullets, Giggles Free Fire: Consider it a kind of Reservoir Dumbasses, a film so gleefully over-the-top and violently fun you almost feel ashamed to be enjoying it so …

Our Little Sister

September 9, 2016

Review Our Little Sister 1 By Philip Martin  This article was published September 2, 2016 at 1:51 a.m. Yoshino (Masami Nagasawa), Sachi (Haruka Ayase), Chika (Kaho) and Suzu (Suzu Hirose) somehow form a family in Our Little Sister. Our Little Sister …

Piers Marchant at TIFF: Day One

September 9, 2016

TIFF 2016: Day 1   BY PIERS MARCHANT for blood, dirt & angels Films: 3 Vibe: Frustration, Ebullience The Unknown Girl: The Dardenne Bros. strike again with another morality play set in their signature unadorned socio-realist style. While less wrenchingly moving as their …

Jagger and Bowie “Dancing in the Streets” sans music

September 2, 2016