#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2 Ep. 10

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of THE PATH, now streaming on HULU. They talk about the importance ritual and group confession and accountability, Tess' explosive entrance, and the impossibility of reconciliation and atonement while maintaining outsiders. Take a listen after the jump. … [Read more...]

SXSW 2017: ‘Divine Divas’–Drag Wisdom for the Ages

Anyone who has seen the legendary drag documentary Paris is Burning with Dorian Corey knows old drag queens can be sacred sages. During one of the last scenes of that film, Miss Corey shares a lifetime of wisdom in the few moments it takes to blend her eye shadow and glue down her false lashes: "Everybody wants to leave something behind them—some impression, some mark on the world. Then you think…you've left a mark on the world if you just get through it."Divine Divas, a new documentary by Le … [Read more...]

At SXSW2017: Music Festival Day 3

Look, there are simply far too many bands at SXSW for one man to cover but damned if I didn’t try.  It’s been said that Austin is uniquely situated to host a festival like SX and it shows – it’s a sprawling sonic smorgasbord of musical delights where every nook and cranny of the town becomes a stage. I’ve seen a lot of bands throughout this week but here are a handful of the standout artists that truly rocked my soul. … [Read more...]

At SXSW2017: Music Festival Day 2

Look, there are simply far too many bands at SXSW for one man to cover but damned if I didn’t try.  It’s been said that Austin is uniquely situated to host a festival like SX and it shows – it’s a sprawling sonic smorgasbord of musical delights where every nook and cranny of the town becomes a stage. I’ve seen a lot of bands throughout this week but here are a handful of the standout artists that truly rocked my soul. … [Read more...]

At SXSW2017: Music Festival Day 1

Look, there are simply far too many bands at SXSW for one man to cover but damned if I didn’t try.  It’s been said that Austin is uniquely situated to host a festival like SX and it shows – it’s a sprawling sonic smorgasbord of musical delights where every nook and cranny of the town becomes a stage. I’ve seen a lot of bands throughout this week but here are a handful of the standout artists that truly rocked my soul. … [Read more...]

At SXSW2017: May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers are an emotional band - but they are neither saccharine nor maudlin. They do not write songs to feign sentimentality or play at the role of troubadour. They are emotional in the sense of confession, in the sense of honesty, in the sense of moral duty - if not for the ones they love then at least for themselves. They are deeply personal without being obscure or confessional while remaining ever universal. In directors Michael Bonfiglio and Judd Apatow’s new documentary, May It L … [Read more...]

At SXSW2017: DISGRACED

You know you've got a problem, if you're a university, when people lose track of the sports scandals plaguing your institution. The new documentary, Disgraced (directed by Pat Kondelis) traces the 2003 death of Baylor basketball player Pat Dennehey and the ensuing attempts by head coach Dave Bliss and members of the University to cover it up. In the process, it sheds light on the corruption of much of college athletics, the hypocrisy of Christian institutions like Baylor, and the ways in which … [Read more...]

At SXSW2017: PORNOCRACY

Ovidie is a French feminist filmmaker icon, who began her career in the world of adult film. Like so many other industries in our global capitalist world, it has been overtaken by one multinational corporation, created by a computer programmer that now controls a great majority of all videos (nearly all of which stream online for free). … [Read more...]