#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2, Ep. 6

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker are stuck in L.A. traffic talking about THE PATH, season 2, episode 6, streaming on HULU. They discuss Cal's Machiavellian moves with the Lane family, Hawk's fundamentalism, and Eddie's attempts to stay out of the movement. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

Shuffled Selections: February 12-18

Welcome to Shuffled Selections, your weekly mini-mixtape of whatever I’m listening to this week! Because I adore nothing more than exploring all the music and sharing it with every person I can, this is my way to cover as much ground as possible in between life and bigger reviews. Enjoy! Ryan Adams – “Shiver and Shake”Ryan Adams is, and always will be, the king of the heartbreak. Even when he was happily married, he was able to dig deep into the pain of attachment and astutely re … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2, E5

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episode five of season two of THE PATH, streaming on HULU. They talk about Sarah's devotion, dead cows, and Mary's baby daddy. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

Shuffled Selections: February 5 – February 11

Welcome to Shuffled Selections, your weekly mini-mixtape of whatever I’m listening to this week! Because I adore nothing more than exploring all the music and sharing it with every person I can, this is my way to cover as much ground as possible in between life and bigger reviews. Enjoy!Thievery Corporation – “Thief Rockers"For me, the release of new Thievery Corporation is cause for great and boisterous celebration. One my absolute favorite go-to meditation and/or riot bands, Thievery Co … [Read more...]

“Moonlight” Is a Film of Great Tenderness and Spirit

Moonlight has been receiving critical buzz since its debut at the winter film festivals last year, some of which has resulted in a Golden Globe for best picture (drama) and a slew of Oscar nominations. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, it is a rare film that features black men being at turns tender and melancholy, crushed and resilient, without the usual Hollywood fetishization as thugs or sex machines. Tracing the coming of age of one black boy, … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2, Ep. 4

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of THE PATH, which starts streaming on Hulu today. They talk about the collateral damage of missions, the tension between having agency and being mind-controlled in a religious community, and the power of the will to shape destiny. Listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

Shuffled Selections: January 29 – February 4, 2017

Another week, more new loves - some I do believe will last a lifetime (possibly all of them, actually). Enjoy! Johnny Flynn – "Detectorists"This is both in praise of the song and the show for which it provides the theme. I recently discovered this show (Detectorists) on Netflix and, if you have any affinity whatsoever for charming, quirky British television, please watch it immediately. The story of a group of metal detectorists, it is an absolutely lovely story about quirky ho … [Read more...]

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2, Eps. 2-3

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss episodes 2 & 3 of season 2 of THE PATH, now streaming on Hulu, and talk about the generational split in the movement, perceived and real supernatural occurrences, and the agency of The Light. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]