Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Six

January 25, 2017

Sundance: Day 6 Number of Films: 4 Vibe: Life is Misery Bad Day for the Cut: Imagine an Irish John Wick, only as a farmer armed only with an old hunting rifle, and who tools around in a red camper …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Five

January 24, 2017

Sundance: Day 5 Number of Films: 2 Vibe: Snowbound Call Me By Your Name: This film, from acclaimed Italian director Luca Guadagnino, had its public premiere last night, and as the resulting accolades came pouring in via twitter, it was …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Four

January 23, 2017

Sundance: Day 4 Number of Films: 4 Vibe: Transfixed Wind River: Taylor Sheridan has been on a hell of a roll since the one-time actor got his first screenplay, Sicario, made into a pretty gripping film. Last summer’s unexpected hit, …

Piers Marchant at Sundance: Day Three

January 22, 2017

Sundance 2017: Day 3 Number of Films: 3 Vibe: Bloody but unbowed Axolotl Overdrive: An absolute boor of a film about Mifti (Jasna Fritzi Bauer) a 16-year-old German girl living in well-heeled chaos, skipping school, snorting coke, and spending time …

Piers Marchant Sundance 2017: Day 2

January 21, 2017

Sundance 2017: Day 2 Number of Films: 3 Vibe: Absorbed My Happy Family: I wouldn’t call this splendid, Georgian domestic drama from first-name-listed directors Nana & Simon (a somewhat cute affectation for a film that is absolutely rid of such sentiments) similar to …

Piers Marchant at Sundance 2017: Day 1

January 21, 2017

Sundance 2017: Day 1 Number of Films: 2 Vibe: Gasping for Air Dayveon: First-time director Amman Abbasi takes his native Arkansas landscape and mines it exceptionally well in service to his story about a young man (Devin Blackmon) on the cusp of throwing …

Moonlight is SEFCA’s Top 2016 film; Jeff Nichols takes his third Wyatt Award

December 19, 2016

The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) has named ‘Moonlight’ the Best Film of 2016. Writer/director Barry Jenkins’ poetic depiction of a gay black man as a child, teenager and adult earned multiple awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, …

Live tweeting my SEFCA ballot

December 15, 2016

Little Rock’s Dan Newbie Covers “Ghostbusters” on Pumpkins

October 27, 2016

This is now my favorite version of this song.

Pixar’s dark “Borrowed Time”

October 18, 2016

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