Austin, Featured, Film, Pop Culture

12 Reasons Why Matthew McConaughey Should be the Mayor of Austin

3 Comments 10 October 2014

A few days ago, I posted the picture below with a promise to write about why Matthew McConaughey should be the mayor of Austin. photo by Rick Kern for Getty Images And I’m not talking about in the future. McConaughey should be mayor now. I’m encouraging everyone in Austin to write in Mr. McConaughey come [...]

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Notes From a Recovering Lena Dunham Hater

3 Comments 16 September 2014

  I used to dislike Lena Dunham simply for the fact that I was utterly and completely jealous of her. She had everything I wanted: a respected film and television show loosely based off of her life, a book deal, cover stories in major newspapers and magazines, comparisons to Woody Allen, a friendship with Nora [...]

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In Defense of Relatability in Storytelling

3 Comments 07 August 2014

This week, I noticed a number of film acquaintances and friends sharing a New Yorker article calling the “rise” of the expectation of relatability in creative work a “failure” of society. The article’s author, Rebecca Mead, believes that by us viewers expecting relatability in whatever work we are observing, we are creating a “reductive experience” [...]

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Austin, Featured, Film, Pop Culture

Hey, Rick Moranis! Will You Come to Our Party?

1 Comment 07 April 2014

Dear Rick Moranis, We are throwing a party in your honor on April 27th at Wright Bros. Brew & Brew in Austin, Texas, and you are cordially invited. I can’t afford your airfare or a hotel room, but you’re welcome to crash at our place. We have a spare bedroom with a weight machine! I [...]

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20 Screenings, Panels & Conversations You Should Check Out at SXSW Film 2014

1 Comment 07 March 2014

This is my third year at SXSW Film, and I’m so stoked! This year’s lineup is great as usual, with a diverse mix of super indie, international and Hollywood talent. There is also a variety of interesting and cutting edge panels that are worth attending. Here is my list of the top 20 films, panels and conversations to check out [...]

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12 Signs That You’re a Female Child of the 80s

11 Comments 28 January 2014

Traveling back to my childhood home is always difficult for me because it reminds me of how far away from my hoodI am. This bittersweet nostalgia always propels me to search the cellar for spoiled dessert wine my mother bought on a wine tasting trip ten years ago and get loaded. Or as loaded as [...]

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Austin, Featured, Film, Hipstercrite Life, Pop Culture

What’s Going On With That Movie We Made

5 Comments 09 January 2014

I’ve been trying to avoid writing gobs about our film, Loves Her Gun, on this blog. Though it’s a big part of my life, I don’t want to talk your ear off about it. You all have been super supportive along the way and I really appreciate that. A lot has happened since the film [...]

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Austin, Featured, Film, Pop Culture, Social Media, Travel

The Ten Coolest Things That Happened in Austin in 2013

6 Comments 13 December 2013

It’s that time of year again- time where everyone makes butt-loads of year-end lists. Considering I have the pop culture-viewing habits of a 68 year-old prisoner in a low-security prison, I’m completely unqualified to create a “best of” list in the fields of film, music or literature. If left to my own devices, my “Top [...]

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