Category Archive: Uncategorized

THE HIDDEN EYES IN TRUE DETECTIVE

In Season One of True Detective, a character named Dewall says to Rust Cohle “I can see your soul at the edges of your eyes. It’s corrosive, like acid. You got a demon,… Continue reading

THE TRUTH INSIDE DEAD BOOKS: Looking at TRUE DETECTIVE

“Behold what was once a man,” Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn) utters in the second season premiere of HBO’s True Detective. The quote is taken from Rev. Walter Mitchell’s obscure 1868 work titled Bryan… Continue reading

STORYMEN PODCAST ON BETTER CALL SAUL WITH JOHN BUCHER

http://tinyurl.com/nxkjrps

9 THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT THE LEFTOVERS – SEASON 2

Thanks to sources such as Deadline, TV Line, Amy Brenneman, and Damon Lindelof himself, we are beginning to piece together the world we will see in the second season of The Leftovers. Here’s what we know… Continue reading

SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN: The Gospel According to Metalhead

Few people make it to the end of their life without being wounded. For most, the wounds are not fatal. Becoming skilled at hiding our wounds is a badge of honor in American… Continue reading

Weird Metanarratives with Pete Holmes and Joseph Campbell

STORY. What does that word really mean? And why do we tell them? Flannery O’Conner once said that everyone knows what a story is until they sit down to write one. I’ve spent… Continue reading

SELMA Star David Oyelowo – His Faith & Calling to Play MLK

Recently, I got a chance to sit down with David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the new film, SELMA. He shared a story with me about his journey to playing… Continue reading

EMBRACING CHRISTIAN MYTHOLOGY in EXODUS: GODS & KINGS

Humphrey Carpenter tells a story in his book The Inklings of a conversation between J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Hugo Dyson. The conversation is significant because it essentially is what led Lewis to… Continue reading

REVIEW: The Leftovers Hurts, So Good

Originally posted on TIME:
In the last few years, postapocalyptic dramas have been staggering across the TV landscape like flesh-eating walkers. (This summer, in TNT’s The Last Ship, a virus kills most of…

HOW TO BE AFRAID – Looking at The Leftovers

My introduction to the idea of the rapture came through film and television, so my attention was naturally drawn to The Leftovers since first learning about the show. Having read Tom Perotta’s book… Continue reading