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This week, we give thanks for whodunnits. Sarah and Kevin assemble in the drawing room to get to the bottom of the mystery at the heart of Rian Johnson's new mystery, Glass Onion. Then, Kevin introduces Sarah to Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece High and Low. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & Believing Patreon Learn more about you…
 
Sarah and Kevin report on Maria Schrader's film She Said, a dramatization of the investigative journalism by Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) that brought down Harvey Weinstein in 2017. For the Watchlist segment, Sarah introduces Kevin to Sandi Tan's 2018 Netflix documentary Shirkers, about the creation and loss of her 1992…
 
Jessica hosts fellow Flannery O'Connor fan, Karen Swallow Prior to discuss the author's final Novel, The Violent Bear It Away. The pair discuss O'Connor's use of her characters as God's friends, or the ones who suffer. They are not treated as a "Pollyana" but as characters that suffer which in turns prepares them to receive grace of God. Learn more…
 
Kevin and Sarah test the limits of friendship in their review of The Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh's movie about a friendship that suddenly vanishes. Sarah gives a capsule review of the latest Marvel movie, Ryan Coogler's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Finally, for the Watchlist segment, Kevin introduces Sarah to the 1991 comic book movie…
 
Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson is joined by Chris Smith to discuss Georges Bernanos' 1936 novel Diary of a Country Priest . Together they talk about the way the novel draws upon the literary history of historic individualism. Works referenced: Diary of a Country Priest by Georges Bernanos Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior …
 
In this bonus episode, Sarah and Kevin review the 2021 horror-drama movie Agnes, directed by Mickey Reece. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & Believing Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesChrist and Pop Culture
 
Kevin and Sarah take a trip down memory lane with two deeply personal movies. First up is Armageddon Time, James Gray's memoir about growing up in New York City in the early 1980's. For the Watchlist segment, Sarah introduces Kevin to Andrei Tarkovsky's own semi-memoir film Mirror. Mirror can be watched on YouTube Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePO…
 
Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson is joined by Jack Heller to discuss Ernest Gaines' 8th novel published in 1993, A Lesson Before Dying. Together they discuss the themes of preparing ourselves for our own deaths and what is a person worth. Works referenced: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines Information on the Host: Jessica Hooten Wilson is a …
 
Kevin and Sarah take on a super-anti-hero in their review of Black Adam, the DC Comics passion project of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Then, in the spirit of Halloween, Kevin introduces Sarah to the Danny Boyle zombie movie 28 Days Later for the Watchlist segment. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & Believing Patreon Learn more a…
 
Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson is joined by Claude Atcho to discuss Zora Neale Hurston's 1938 novel, Moses, Man of the Mountain which Claude discussed in his work Reading Black Books which promotes conversations about African-American literature and life with Christian theology, faith, and how these two worlds enrich one another. Works referenced:…
 
Kevin and Sarah spend some time with two spectacular performances in two separate movies about two singular women. First is Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár in Todd Field's new film TÁR, which centers around a composer-conductor whose star is rising, but whose past might be catching up with her. For the Watchlist, Kevin and Sarah dissects Gena Rowlands'…
 
Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson is joined by Joy Clarkson to discuss Eugene Vodolazkin's. Together they discuss the themes of trauma, imitation of Christ, and living as a Holy fool. Works referenced: Laurus by Eugene Vodalaskin. Information on Host:Jessica Hooten Wilson is a Senior Fellow at Trinity Forum, the inaugural Visiting Scholar of Liberal …
 
In this bonus episode, Sarah and Kevin review Andrew Dominik's Blonde, which adapts Joyce Carol Oates' 2000 novel of the same name. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & Believing Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesChrist and Pop Culture
 
This week, Kevin and Sarah review Chinonye Chukwu's film Till, about Mamie Till-Mobley's pursuit of justice after the 1955 lynching of her son Emmett. Then for the Watchlist, Kevin introduces Sarah to Charles Burnett's debut feature film, Killer of Sheep. Watch Killer of Sheep on Archive.org Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & …
 
Whodunnit? And are these movies any good? Kevin and Sarah investigate David O. Russell's latest, Amsterdam, in which three friends (played by Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington) who delve deep into a conspiracy that mostly actually happened. Then for the Watchlist, Sarah and Kevin talk about Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye. F…
 
Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson is joined by Andrew Peterson to discuss The Book of the Dun Cow. Together they discuss the themes of "creation care" and how Walter Wangerin, Jr.'s fantasy novel from 1978 teaches us how to love the earth we have been blessed with better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
It's War Movie Week on the podcast. First up, Kevin and Sarah review The Woman King, a historical epic about the all-women Agojie warriors of the Dahomey Kingdom in 19th century West Africa. For the watchlist, they take on more recent fare, as they sort through Kathryn Bigelow's controversial 2012 movie Zero Dark Thirty. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBe…
 
Kevin and Sarah take on two historical dramas this week. First, they look into Olivia Wilde's thriller movie Don't Worry Darling, starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Chris Pine. Along the way, they discuss the power of writing and metaphor, and whether or not Don't Worry Darling manages to maintain the tension in the midst of its gorgeous set…
 
Professor Jessica Hooten Wilson is joined by Claude Atcho and Austin Carty to discuss the purpose and future of the podcast. Why should we be reading and thinking about great fiction? What are the questions we get about reading fiction? How’ll the podcast change to bring people into this community? Join us for this podcast and be a part of the Scan…
 
Sarah and Kevin dive into the creative lives of June and Jennifer Gibbons, the women at the center of the new biopic The Silent Twins. But does the movie do justice to its subjects? For the Watchlist segment, Kevin introduces Sarah to Tamara Jenkins' 2007 movie The Savages, in which two siblings played by Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman fin…
 
Sarah and Kevin, two unabashed Tolkien nerds, discuss the first two episodes of the new Lord of the Rings TV series, The Rings of Power. Then, they embark on a journey into the Cartoon Network TV miniseries Over the Garden Wall. Along the way, they talk about the importance of myth and fairy stories, and whether or not the two TV shows live up to T…
 
In this bonus episode, Sarah and Kevin count down the movies they're most looking forward to in the upcoming awards season. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & Believing Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesChrist and Pop Culture
 
Sarah is joined by guest host Abby Olcese to talk about George Miller's fantasia Three Thousand Years of Longing, in which a narratologist played by Tilda Swinton meets a djinn played by Idris Elba. For the Watchlist segment, Abby introduces Sarah to the 1977 Peter Weir film The Last Wave. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & Be…
 
Lions, no tigers, and bears, oh my. Kevin and Sarah take on Beast, a movie in which Idris Elba fights a lion. After tangling with the latest blockbuster (and each other), they then turn their attention to the Werner Herzog documentary Grizzly Man. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & Believing Patreon Learn more about your ad ch…
 
Kevin and Sarah tackle Bodies Bodies Bodies, Halina Reijn's Gen-Z satire about 20-somethings at odds with each other… but will Kevin and Sarah split over their review too? Next up, Sarah introduces Kevin to Peter Weir's 1975 film, Picnic at Hanging Rock. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & Believing Patreon Learn more about you…
 
Kevin and Sarah return from a restful vacation to review a high-octane action movie, Bullet Train. Will the movie hit its target, or is it really a slow train to nowhere? Then, Kevin and Sarah turn their sights toward another high-adrenaline movie premise for the Watchlist segment. This time, it's the bank robbery in Sydney Lumet's 1975 movie Dog D…
 
Kevin and Sarah saddle up and get spooky with Jordan Peele's latest movie, Nope, about two ranch caretakers played by Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer who investigate mysterious goings-on with their horses. Then, our intrepid hosts follow a wagon train west as they discuss Sidney Poitier's 1972 western, Buck and the Preacher. Follow us on Twitter @Se…
 
Kevin and Sarah take on a pair of buddy movies this week. First up: the Tollywood smash hit RRR, which features a friendship for the ages at the center of India's fight for independence. Then they discuss Shane Black's 2005 movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a black comedy noir set at Christmastime in L.A. Along the way, Kevin and Sarah ask themselves: whi…
 
The god of thunder and director Taika Waititi both return to the MCU in Thor: Love and Thunder. Kevin and Sarah decide whether the series has managed to harness lightning again, or if the romance has finally fallen flat. Next up, they take on romance of a different kind in Jonathan Demme's screwball/road trip movie Something Wild. Follow us on Twit…
 
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is a feature-length take on the YouTube shorts about a tiny sentient shell. Kevin and Sarah discuss whether the movie is a successful adaptation. Then, they talk about the 2010 French animated film The Illusionist, a lovely movie about magic and maintaining a sense of wonder in a world that doesn't value either one.
 
Does The Black Phone get a ringing endorsement from Kevin and Sarah, or is the line dead? They discuss Scott Derrickson's latest horror film, and whether it's successful in adapting the short story of the same name. Then they turn their attention to Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Apocalypse preparation scenarios make an unexpe…
 
This week, Kevin and Sarah take on a David Cronenberg double feature. First up is Cronenberg's latest, Crimes of the Future, which presents a dystopian world that questions what it means to be human. Then, Kevin introduces Sarah to one of his favorite horror movies, the 1986 version of The Fly. Be afraid…be very afraid. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBel…
 
Jurassic World Dominion asks: what if dinosaurs invaded modern-day Earth? Kevin and Sarah talk about whether or not the movie's answer to its own question is any good, or if the film was trying to do too much at once. Then, Kevin and Sarah explore another movie about a scientist grappling with hubris, the 1931 classic Universal monster movie Franke…
 
Are men okay? That's what Kevin and Sarah want to know after recording this week's episode. First up is Alex Garland's latest movie Men, which takes on questions about sin and gender for better or worse. Then for the Watchlist, they discuss Charlie Kaufman's 2015 stop-motion movie Anomalisa. Follow us on Twitter @SeeBelievePOD Support the Seeing & …
 
Kevin and Sarah feel the need…the need for speed…and for Dad Movies. First, in a review of Top Gun: Maverick, they ask whether a sequel 25 years in the making is worth it. For the Watchlist, they ask whether Philip Kaufman’s 1983 film The Right Stuff does, indeed, have the right stuff. Many dad jokes are made. Check out the Seeing & Believing Patre…
 
Kevin and Sarah take on a Patreon subscriber's pick as they review last year's melodrama WParallel Mothers, starring Penelope Cruz in an Oscar-nominated role. For the Watchlist, they discuss another family drama, Yasujiro Ozu's 1953 masterpiece Tokyo Story. The difference between drama and melodrama is hashed out. Check out the Seeing & Believing P…
 
Kevin and Sarah catch up on their indie movies with Jane Schoenbrun's debut, We're All Going to the World's Fair. For the Watchlist, they pivot to the 1984 dance movie JFootloose. Kevin has his doubts about Kevin Bacon. Check out the Seeing & Believing Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Kevin and Sarah dive into another parallel universe with the latest Marvel movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Then, they keep the conversation going with feedback from listeners about past episodes. Finally, they bring on guest Elijah Davidson, who introduces them both to the French New Wave film Jules and Jim. Sarah has a grand un…
 
Kevin and Sarah discuss whether his new meta movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent manages to live up to its title. Then they have a standoff over the latest Watchlist pick, Face/Off. Kevin gets animated about doves. Check out the Seeing & Believing Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson discuss the second reading of the series (Volume I: Chapters 4–7), in which the characters and their suffering take center stage. Shelley’s rich descriptions of the inner turmoil provide readers insight into how suffering can alter a person’s ability to function. Her story is raising th…
 
If we were to choose one word to describe modern life, busy would be a top contender. We are a busy people—busy making a living, busy making a name for ourselves, busy being busy. This is why productivity hacks are all the rage. We need better ways to make the most of every moment. But is this the point of it all? Does all of our ambition produce a…
 
In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson dig into the background of the story, starting with what we've gotten wrong due to the many cultural adaptations. Hollywood has taken a seed of Mary Shelley's classic and grown an entirely new story that overshadows the original. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.co…
 
Do you consider yourself a reader? That answer isn't so easy to come by. How many books do you need to read a year—or a month—to qualify as a true reader? And does it matter what kinds of books you read? Do mystery novels count? What about young adult fiction or business books or graphic novels? Do you need to have read all 100 of the top books eve…
 
A common critic cliche is to say that watching a bad action movie feels like watching somebody else play a video game, but what Free Guy supposes is, “What if we treated that not just as an okay thing but as an actual goal?” Part Wreck-It Ralph, part The Matrix, part The Truman Show, Shawn Levy’s new film features Ryan Reynolds as a smiling, innoce…
 
The guys take a turn for the roguish with this week's episode, as they talk about the latest adventure for DC's #1 band of psychos and misfits, The Suicide Squad. Erstwhile MCU director James Gunn switches teams for this reboot of the much-reviled 2016 film of (almost) the same title, and the question on everyone's mind (or least Wade and Kevin's) …
 
After his foray into creating a superhero cinematic universe, M. Night Shyamalan is back to his bread and butter — spine-tingling chillers — with Old, the movie about how seaside resorts and beach vacations are the absolute worst. A family goes on vacation, discovers a beach that causes everyone to age unnaturally fast, and encounters many other ob…
 
A story about the spiritual realm and the souls that populate it. A quiet vibe reminiscent of Hirokazu Kore-eda. A cast including Winston Duke, Benedict Wong, Zazie Beetz, and Tony Hale. How could Seeing & Believing say no? Wade and Kevin take a look at the ethereal debut feature from Japanese-Brazilian director Edson Oda to see if these elements r…
 
After a long time away, the MCU makes its return to Seeing & Believing! Wade and Kevin take a look at Scarlett Johansson's swan song as Black Widow in a prequel that takes the superspy on a globetrotting adventure to reconnect with family members, stop an evil villain from using super-soldiers to control the world, and make peace with her checkered…
 
It wouldn't be summer at the movies without sci-fi action blockbusters. Director Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie) and star Chris Pratt fill that gap with The Tomorrow War, which imagines a near future where a near-apocalyptic conflict with an alien species forces humanity to recruit soldiers from the population of today's present. Threads of fat…
 
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