Seeing and Believing 291 | Rose Glass’s “Saint Maud”

What’s the line between religious devotion and religious obsession? Wade and Kevin explore this with their review of Saint Maud.

No, Brainwashing Isn’t a Thing. So I Guess Your Problems Are Your Own Fault.

If anyone could engage in brainwashing, it’s the God of the universe, and he doesn’t. Which probably tells you . . . something.

Faith, Hope, Love and Monsters

Love and Monsters pushes beneath the familiar “unstoppable force of love” trope to unveil our varied attempts at quelling the painful longing that often hangs in the shadows of it: loneliness.    

Seeing and Believing 290 | Taylor Sheridan’s “Those Who Wish Me Dead”

Does Taylor Sheridan’s “Those Who Wish Me Dead” stoke the fires of the summer blockbuster or remain a pile of smoking ash.

Reconciliation, Artificial Intelligence, and the Apocalypse

The best ending possible to the Mass Effect trilogy is easiest to achieve with the help of the Quarians and the Geth. It also requires a lot of cooperation from other various peoples around the entire galaxy.

Why Were Comic Books So Bland and Silly in the 1950s? Moral Panic, Obviously.

Stories that pretend horrifying, disturbing, and immoral things simply don’t exist tend to ring hollow. 

CAPC Magazine Issue 2 of 2021: Hope from Horror

In times of uncertainty, tragedy, and grief, hope is sustenance, life-giving water in a dessert.

Persuasion 216 | Nature Is Healing

What’s the point of pursuing healing when it doesn’t seem to last? Erin and Hannah discuss in the finale to the Finding Common Ground series.

Raised by Wolves: The Temptation and Trauma of an Android Eve

Raised by Wolves shows us a world where the tools we’ve fashioned (AI) are placed in the position of fashioning us.

Persuasion 215 | Sustainable Living

Do we bother making plans when they are likely to get turned inside out anyhow? Do we let chaos reign and become accustomed to the wild ride of life?

How Wynd Rises Toward Renewal

At its heart, Wynd is about our own search for renewal and who we become through the journey.