November 30, 2018

Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Grade: 87 Cast: Animated with voices of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham Director: Jennifer Westcott, John Cleese Rating: PG Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes Available on demand. By KAREN MARTIN …

Cab Calloway, “St. James Infimary” (Betty Boop/Snow White version)

November 23, 2018

Matt Bat talks to Dan Lybarger about The Frontrunner

November 16, 2018

Piers Marchant on The Film Scribes Podcast

September 20, 2018

The Film Scribes Podcast. This week Rich Heimlich (/comment), Stephen Silver (Splice Today, Philly Voice), Dan Tabor (Phawker, Cinapse.co) and Piers Marchant (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Phillymag.com) review A STAR IS BORN, THE PREDATOR and MANDY. For a discussion this week, Piers Marchant …

Marchant at TIFF, Day Five

September 11, 2018

TIFF 2018: Day 5 Films: 3 Best Film of the Day: ROMA (pictured) If Beale Street Could Talk:  I was one of seemingly few critics at TIFF two years ago who wasn’t thoroughly won over by Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. It …

Marchant at TIFF, Day Three

September 10, 2018

TIFF 2018: Day 3 Films: 4 Best Film of the Day: The Old Man & the Gun (pictured) Gwen: This is no white-knuckle affair; it’s a red one. As in knuckles chapped and scraped until nearly bleeding. Wind plays a …

Marchant at TIFF, Day Two

September 8, 2018

Films: 4 Best Film of the Day: Shoplifters (pictured) Shoplifters: Japanese director par excellence Hirokazu Koreeda’s film, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, works in quiet subtle ways, that affect you without you quite knowing why, like watching a …

Piers Marchant at the Toronto International Film Festival, Day One

September 7, 2018

Films: 2 Best Film of the Day: Burning Non-Fiction: Olivier Assayas’ film plays like one of those philosophical talkies from the ‘70s, with various characters weighing in on a particular talking point of significance to the director, Five Characters in …

“Long Way Back Home,” Lucero, directed by Jeff Nichols

August 29, 2018

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August 25, 2018