21 November 2017

What I've been doing as of late.

Things which I have been up to over the past few months.

Oh yeah, and Lady Bird. I reviewed that.

Goblin, y'all! Goblin! With awesome YouTube mixtape attached.

A review of The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which is awesome, and people who dis it as having anything to do with Michael Haneke are mistaken.

For the sixteenth consecutive year, I attended the New York Film Festival.

A piece on the transcendent guitarist Mdou Moctar.

Adam Gold and I compiled our personal fave Depeche Mode tracks.

Aww shit! I was on a podcast talking about Depeche Mode.

A review of the Safdie Brothers' Good Time.

A review of the new It, wherein I was actually physically assaulted by a drunk person during the press screening.

29 August 2017

A few words about the 'Nashville Statement.'

First off, after reading the so-called 'Nashville Statement," I find it to be inaccurately named; it reeks of some Williamson County bullshit.

It makes sense that this would drop during the day when noted charlatan Joel Osteen had to be shamed into following the most basic teachings of Christ. In exchange for an illicit spot on the Supreme Court, evangelical Christianity's embrace of Donald Trump and all that he stands for remains a jawdropping betrayal of principle.

Not a single signer of this statement is an influencer or authority outside of their own myopic perversion of the words of Christ. There's not a person among them with any reach beyond the dreary, hateful choir they're preaching at.

As annoying as the polygentrification of this city's neighborhoods have been, as frustrating as the ensuing parking drama has grown, as many slapdash hot chicken experiments that proliferate on more menus than they really should, the great thing about Nashville is that the ignorant and homophobic mentality that resulted in this statement- well, it's no longer the majority. Keep your trifling rejection of the LGBT community in Brentwood, because Nashville isn't having it.

Christ is love. You know what would have been an amazing way of consolidating a myriad of Christian voices today? Helping the people of Houston. Reaching out to the needy and those who were hurting. Doing something kind.

But whatever. In the words of Haven Hamilton, I want this to speak to your heart... "They can't do this to us in Nashville. Let's show them what we're made of." Show your love to those in need. Christianity is about opening doors, not building walls. Stay strong, Houston. We've got love for you.

Catching Up with Jason Shawhan...

Here's some of the things I've been up to as of late...

A review of Annabelle: Creation.

An interview with comedian and MST3K's own Jonah Ray.

A review of Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit.

A review of Girls Trip.

A review of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

A review of Songwriter, one of the ten best films ever made.

A review of Baby Driver.

A review of the emotionless hate buffet that is Transformers: The Last Knight.

An interview with Jake Shears, formerly of the Scissor Sisters.

A review of Wonder Woman.

A review of Alien: Covenant.

18 May 2017

Some assorted thoughts on The Films of David Lynch.

I was fortunate enough to be able to contribute to the Scene's overview of the Belcourt's David Lynch retrospective, and I had a blast with it.

At the movies: Guardians of The Galaxy Volume 2.

Despite it being the biggest movie in the world right now, it's possible you've not seen Guardians of The Galaxy Volume 2. I have some thoughts on the subject.

The Nashville Afterhours Old School Reunion.

I got to write about Nashville's Old School Afterhours Club Reunion show, as well as prepare an assortment of throwback classics for your listening enjoyment.

Famous People Talked to Me: Kumail Nanjiani.

Kumail Nanjiani is just the best. I have the utmost respect for him, and he's a delight to interview.