La Belle Dame Sans Merci

October 26, 2017

La Belle Dame Sans Merci from Philip Martin on Vimeo.

The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

September 26, 2017

Official trailer for "The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille" from dan coplan on Vimeo.

Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs trailer

September 21, 2017

Piers Marchant at TIFF, Day Five

September 12, 2017

TIFF 2017: Day 5 Films: 3 Vibe: Ground Down Chappaquiddick: For a film that could have gone absolutely, terribly wrong, John Cullen’s examination of the infamous Ted Kennedy incident that left a young woman drowned and his political career in tatters is almost …

Piers Marchant at TIFF, Day Four

September 11, 2017

TIFF 2017: Day 4 Films: 3 Vibe: Dispirited Mary Shelley: One of the bigger disappointments of the festival so far, especially considering the talent of the director, Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda) and the potency of the subject matter. Shelley, of course, was the …

Piers Marchant at TIFF, Day Three

September 10, 2017

TIFF 2017: Day 3 Films: 3 Vibe: Piquant Stronger: Patriots Day was the kind of reactionary, jingoistic bonfire designed almost solely for Boston native son Mark Wahlburg to mutter “They messed with the wrong city!” on screen. David Gordon Green explores similar territory – …

Piers Marchant at TIFF, Day Two

September 9, 2017

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 TIFF 2017: Day 2 Films: 5 Vibe: Observant The Rider: Lyric and beautiful cinema vérité film from Chloé Zhao about a young rodeo cowboy (played by actual rodeo cowboy Brady Jandreau) who is forced to stop riding on horses after …

Piers Marchant at TIFF, Day One

September 8, 2017

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 TIFF 2017: Day 1 Films: 3 Vibe: Consternation Happy End: Michael Haneke isn’t known for his compassion, exactly – he is, after all the filmmaker who made Funny Games essentially to shame American audiences’ love of violence – but hidden within the …

A Conversation With Werner Herzog on Music and Film

June 2, 2017

Karen Martin’s Home Movies

March 24, 2017

By Karen Martin Miss Sloane, directed by John Madden (R, 2 hours, 12 minutes) Jessica Chastain elevates the impact of this otherwise unremarkable suspense drama with her performance as Elizabeth Sloane, a bossy, brilliant and cold-hearted lobbyist who reigns supreme …