Disney’s Encanto Follows in Studio Ghibli’s Footsteps

Its lack of a clear villain places Encanto closer to Studio Ghibli films than to classic Disney ones.

For My Mental Health, I Repeatedly Watched One Episode of Ted Lasso

Watching Ted Lasso have a panic attack gave me a panic attack, so I created an experiment I’m calling “anxiety immersion.”

Seeing and Believing 334 | “Parallel Mothers” & “Tokyo Story”

Kevin and Sarah take on a Patreon subscriber’s pick as they review Parallel Mothers and Yasujiro Ozu’s 1953 masterpiece Tokyo Story.

“We’d Still Worship This Love”: Desiring God with Hozier, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber

Three hit songs offer three different perspectives on what it means to worship.

Everything Sad Is Untrue: Scheherezade and Rivers of Blood

It is a thousand and one stories woven together in a tapestry, a Persian rug, of beauty.

“Am I Not Free?” The Freedom to Forgo Our Rights for the Sake of Love

A “freedom” which floats above social context and concrete relational bonds is no freedom at all.

Seeing and Believing 333 | “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” & “Footloose (1984)”

Kevin and Sarah review Jane Schoenbrun’s debut, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. For the Watchlist, they pivot to 1984’s Footloose.

The Vulnerability of Pain When Church Looks Like Dr. Death

Dr. Death and The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill are both entertainment, but we’d be amiss to overlook the clear warning signs they provide.

Moon Knight ‌‌Recap:‌ Love Your Whole Self (Episode 6)

If we desire a faith that inhabits the affections of those racked with grief and misery, we do ourselves no favors to ignore suffering and pretend it’s not as bad as it is.

Seeing and Believing 332 | Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness & Jules and Jim

Kevin and Sarah dive into the multiverse of the MCU with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madess then the world of Jules and Jim.

Moon Knight ‌‌Recap:‌ Tell Them Your Stories (Episodes 4 & 5)

It’s no wonder Marc’s scales have never balanced. There is nothing balanced about any of this.