Piers Marchant at Sundance 2021: Days 6 & 7

February 3, 2021

Sundance 2021: Days 6 & 7 Films: 5Best Film of the Day(s): Users All Light, Everywhere: In 2015, during the riots and rebellion in the immediate aftermath of the Freddy Gray killing by local police, the Baltimore Police department agreed with a private …

Piers Marchant at Sundance 2021: Day 5

February 2, 2021

Films: 4Best Film of the Day(s): Judas and the Black Messiah Prisoners of the Ghostland: For years now, Nicolas Cage has found projects that allow him  —  at this point, encourage him  —  to indulge his innermost acting Id. Never particularly one for thespian discipline …

Piers Marchant at Sundance 2021: Day 4

February 1, 2021

Sundance 2021: Day 4 Films: 4Best Film of the Day(s): Mass Mass: Predictably, Fran Kranz’ film opens with a shot of a church, but the title turns out to be a reverberating double entendre   —  both the religious service towards forgiveness; and …

Piers Marchant at Sundance 2021: Day 3

January 30, 2021

BY PIERS MARCHANT Films: 4Best Film of the Day(s): Cryptozoo Playing With Sharks: Valerie Taylor and her late husband Ron were pioneering shark conservationists for the last four decades, paving the way for protected marine parks in Australia and helping to create …

Piers Marchant at Sundance 2021: Day 1 & 2

January 30, 2021

Sundance 2021: Day 1 & 2 Films: 5 Best Film of the Day(s): Summer of Soul  Coda: It is mostly a truism that the festival tends to start things off on Thursday night with a genial offering, to whet the appetite, …

The Films of the NYFF: Part 1

October 9, 2020

By PIERS MARCHANT It’s been a curious season of festivals  —  as always, Venice, TIFF, and the NYFF go more or less back-to-back-to-back, making for an almost indecent amount of captivating offerings for all but the most gluttonous of cinephiles  …

On Film October 2, 2020

September 28, 2020

Joker’s wild

September 10, 2020

BY PAUL BOWEN BDA Sports Editor Emeritus At least Novak Djokovic took it like a man. When he was told by the tournament referee that his presence was no longer required at the US Open, he merely shook the man’s …

It’s out …

September 5, 2020

“The Mayor’s Brother”

July 15, 2020

Philip Martin · The Mayor’s Brother featuring Randal Berry