Alliance of Women Film Journalists Members’ Oscars 2017 Opinions

March 6, 2017

AWFJ Members’ Oscars 2017 Opinions, in Brief — Jennifer Merin reports Posted by awfj-admin on Mar 5, 2017 | 0 Comments Our goal is to present a compendium of AWFJ members’ perspectives on Oscars 2017. Not surprisingly, the views vary …

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.