The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Truth Be Told (Episode 6)

The Mysterious Benedict Society poses deep, perhaps insoluble, questions related to the subject of truthfulness.

Seeing and Believing 299 | M. Night Shyamalan’s Old

After his foray into creating a superhero cinematic universe, M. Night Shyamalan is back to his spine-tingling chiller with “Old.”

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Unity, Not Uniformity (Episode 5)

The Mysterious Benedict Society insists that true unity proceeds through difference, not in spite or in opposition to difference.

Seeing and Believing 298 | Edson Oda’s Nine Days

“Nine Days” is a story about the spiritual realm and the souls that populate it, from Japanese-Brazilian director Edson Oda.

Could J. Cole’s The Off-Season Just Be an “Okay” Album?

The Off-Season might just be an “okay” album for some J. Cole fans’ standards; but if we take into account its purpose as a work of art, it wouldn’t be an overstatement to categorize it as great.

How Black Widow Tells a Better Hero Story

In her stand-alone film, Black Widow steps out of the shadows of an overly sexified characterization and becomes elevated.

“That’s Just What the Hebrews Thought”: On Sacred and Secular Relics in Film

Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the best Indiana Jones installments present viewers with truly sacred relics.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: It’s the Little Things (Episode 4)

The Mysterious Benedict Society episode “A Whisper, Not a Shout” shares with its source material an emphasis on the importance of small, seemingly insignificant acts.

Loki Recap: It’s about Time (Episode 6)

It feels weird admitting that something as trivial as a Marvel movie thrust open theism back to my consciousness.

Seeing and Believing 297 | Cate Shortland’s Black Widow

Wade & Kevin celebrate the MCU as it makes its return to Seeing & Believing with Black Widow from director Cate Shortland.

The Spy Film That’s Better Than Bond, or, Why I Watched Tenet Four Times

This reciprocal, mutual mentoring is possible only because of time inversion, proving that Tenet’s sci-fi premise is no mere gimmick. The story’s moral core depends on it. 

The Mysterious Benedict Society Recap: Oh Brother! (Episode 3)

Mr. Curtain in The Mysterious Benedict Society series differs from his counterpart in the novel but nicely satirizes the quintessential twenty-first-century tech baron.

Loki Recap: Variants! (Episode 5)

The Variant Lokis embody the literal thousands of branches the God of Mischief’s life could have taken.

Seeing and Believing 296 | Chris McKay’s The Tomorrow War

It wouldn’t be summer at the movies without sci-fi action blockbusters like director Chris McKay and Chris Pratt’s The Tomorrow War.

Summer of Soul and the Reclamation of Modern Black History

Most of us have some knowledge of the Woodstock festival. But why don’t we know about the Harlem Cultural Festival, which was held at the same time?

Mare of Easttown and the Allure of Other People’s Grief

As Mare of Easttown poignantly depicts, when we’re in serious pain ourselves, it’s tempting to hide behind other people’s grief.