Tag Archive: Faith

21 Mysteries That Must Be Solved on THE LEFTOVERS

by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) The premiere episode of the second season of The Leftovers was one of the most intriguing hours of television I’ve seen in a long time. I feel like the “reboot” of… Continue reading

Davis Guggenheim on faith and the voiceless in his film, HE NAMED ME MALALA

Davis Guggenheim has directed some of the most impactful documentaries that have ever been made. His 2007 film An Inconvenient Truth won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Waiting For Superman brought change… Continue reading

The Office, The Wire, and The Lonely World

by John Bucher @(johnkbucher) I’ve long been taken by the concept of ritual. For some, that word brings to mind images of secret societies, blood, and empty ceremony for ancient purposes. Ritual actually… 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

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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

BETTER TALK SAUL podcast – GUEST: JOHN BUCHER of Welcome to the Sideshow

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ROBBING PETER TO PAY SAUL

“It could be argued that all of life is one great coincidence,” Jimmy McGill theorizes in Hero, the fourth installment of AMC’s new hit, Better Call Saul. What doesn’t seem to be a… Continue reading

BETTER CALL SAUL: Broken Legs, Hammurabi’s Code, & the Ancient Art of Law

The idea of law is complex. At various times in the history of the human social structure, who decided what was acceptable and just how that was to be defined changed radically. Usually… Continue reading