• 2017 SXSW Austin Music Awards

    This year’s Austin Music Awards rocked the Moody Theater for the first time. The take away? The local music scene still has plenty of undeserving winners and losers, but the shift in venue from hotel banquet room to 2,750 seat...

  • SXSW Night 8 Music Time

    Wood & Wire We spent the first couple hours at one of my favorite clubs, the Continental Club, and were treated to some really good tunes. One of my favorite things about SXSW is that sometimes the lineups are just...

  • Hot Summer Nights

    This is easily one of my favorite films this year at SXSW. The first full-length film by writer/director Elijah Bynum. Hot Summer Nights is fairly polished, so you wouldn’t realize it’s his first! It would appear to me that Bynum might take inspiration from Anderson (P.T. & Wes) with a little bit of Scorsese sprinkled …   Read More

  • The Honor Farm

    I walked into The Honor Farm expecting something creepy and thrilling. That will teach me to have any expectations. Either there was intentional misdirection about how The Honor Farm was going to shake out, or it never knew from the beginning.   Read More

  • The Light of the Moon

    The Light of the Moon definitely hits upon a very difficult, yet important topic. How does one deal with being sexually assaulted and how do you continue to live life after such a traumatic event? This film felt very personal by writer/director Jessica Thompson and definitely raises some valuable questions.   Read More

  • SXSW Film Night #3 was full throttle.

    First off was an explosive action flick with a female lead, Atomic Blonde. Charlize Theron was kicking ass all over the place and there was a great lineup of supporting cast members. Seeing a high energy movie in the packed Paramount is extremely fun because everyone cheers when things happen. This was followed by a …   Read More

  • Madre

    Taking inspiration from films like Rosemary’s Baby it would seem, Madre, a Chilean film by Aaron Burns, is all about paranoia at its best. A couple of things didn’t really make sense to me by the end, but overall the tone of this film is definitely creepy with striking visuals.   Read More

  • Hounds of Love

    Hounds of love is an abduction film that derives tension often times from leaving out exposition and dialogue. The most frightening and nail biting moments come from what is left to the imagination. What didn’t we see behind the closed doors that we can only imagine was brutal and inhumane? Hounds of Love is the …   Read More

  • G Funk Documentary

      G Funk is dope as shit. If you ever wanted more insight into the west coast hip-hop scene from the early 90’s, G-Funk sheds that light. Specifically ‘chronic-aling’ how Warren G, Snoop Dogg, & Nate Dogg came up together and helped form much of what we know as G Funk.   Read More

  • Goddamn! I say goddamn… Really enjoyed BabyDriver. Night two and four films in.

    Robert Rodriguez did a q and a with writer/director Edgar Wright and somè of the cast of BabyDriver.

  • Colossal: SXSW 2017 Film Premiere

    Starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, Colossal was a great way to start the SXSW festival. A testament to what makes the film festival so great is to be pleasantly surprised with the unexpected and Colossal was definitely not the run of the mill flick.   Read More

  • SXSW 2017 Film Festival

    For Austin residents this is either one of the most exciting times to be in this great city, or the worst for those trying to avoid the pandemonium.   Read More

  • Ephraim Owens Experience most Tuesdaze at the Gallery (if you are lucky)

    When the stars all align and everybody is in town this is one of the greatest gigs in Austin during the week. It is pure musical elation. The way these masters of their instruments play off each other is incredible...

  • Carnaval is Austin’s best party…

    For sure, this is an opinion, but year in and year out it has consistently proven itself to me. At the advice of a friend I arrived early and got a really good spot to watch the dancers and samba...