Seeing and Believing 202 | Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin and Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart

Wade and Kevin explore the latest live-action remake Aladdin then the raunchy high school comedy Booksmart, Olivia Wilde’s feature-film directing debut.

Persuasion 167 | Podcastin’ in the Rain, with Gina Dalfonzo

Gina Dalfonzo joins Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson to discuss Singin’ in the Rain and the cultural narratives it tells.

Fosse/Verdon Recap, “Providence” (Series Finale)

This series has poignantly shown us that it was longing that defined the lives of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

The Ubiquitous Google, the Omnipresent God, and the Wisdom to Know the Difference

Tyranny comes in many forms, but the most abiding characteristic of tyrants is that they enslave with indifference.

Don’t Disparage Fiction

Fictional stories can help us see more clearly truths and falsehoods that seem complex in the real world.

Fosse/Verdon Recap, “Nowadays” (Episode 7)

Their relationship has become a sad reminder that you can have it all and still have nothing.

Eiffel 65: Prophets of Solipsism

If Eiffel 65 teach us anything in “Blue,” it is this: do not drink the draught of technology all the way down.

Seeing and Believing 201 | Chad Stahelski’s John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum and Patrick Creadon’s Hesburgh

Seeing & Believing starts season three with the third chapter of the John Wick action franchise, Parabellum and Patrick Creadon’s documentary, Hesburgh.

Persuasion 166 | Get in, Losers. We’re Talking Mean Girls.

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their Never Seen series discussing Mean Girls and the social narratives it tells.

Small Funny Things: The Subversive Gift of Tim Conway

Tim Conway shone a ray of light in a dark world by doing small things with great laughter.

Eighth Grade and the God Who Loves

For all of the striving, pain, and difficulty Kayla goes through to obtain love it turns out that a father’s love is what it takes to set her free.

Seeing and Believing 200 | Our Five Cardinal Virtues of Cinema

To celebrate the 200th episode of Seeing & Believing, Wade and Kevin answer one deceptively simple question: what are their five cardinal virtues of cinema?

Persuasion 165 | Here’s Looking at You, Casablanca

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their Never Seen series discussing Casablanca in all its silver screen glory.

Fosse/Verdon Recap, “All I Care about Is Love” (Episode 6)

The tragedy of Bob Fosse was that however good he was at what he did—and he was very, very, very good—he never felt good enough.

Holy, Righteous, Ratchet Squad: An Interview with Kings Kaleidoscope

Kings Kaleidoscope lead singer Chad Gardner sits down to discuss the band’s new album, Zeal, and the journey to reclaim childlike faith.

Endgame‘s Rally of Women Avengers

I don’t think a heavy-handed scene in which the women of the MCU are haphazardly thrown together is reason enough on its own to cheer, but I am encouraged by the possibility that Marvel recognizes a deficiency.