Seeing and Believing 379 | Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret & Cléo from 5 to 7

Kevin and Sarah review Kelly Fremon Craig’s adaptation of Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret and Agnes Varda’s beloved Cléo from 5 to 7.

Gervonta “Tank” Davis & “King” Ryan Garcia Reminded Us That Boxing Is Life

Davis and Garcia’s fight helps us rediscover the metaphoric beauty and struggle of life.

The Horror of Human Consumption: How The Stepford Wives and Severance Invite Us to the Greater Vision of Loving Thy Neighbor

In The Stepford Wives and Severance we’re left wondering: where is the alternative vision to the mercenary hellscapes provided?

Seeing and Believing 378 | Beau is Afraid & Coraline

Sarah and Kevin review Ari Aster’s newest film, Beau Is Afraid, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Then, Henry Selick’s masterpiece Coraline.

The Scandal of Reading 24 | Alan Noble on T.S. Eliot’s The Four Quartets

Alan Noble joins Jessica to discuss T.S. Eliot’s writing of The Four Quartets and how the 20th century poet composed this work.

1993 Film Favorites, Part 2: Commitment in So I Married an Axe Murderer

Although this murder mystery faltered in theaters, it became a cult classic, captured the pulse of our culture, and provided perspective on commitment.

Seeing and Believing | Renfield & Near Dark

Kevin and Sarah sink their teeth into a pair of vampire movies. First up is “Renfield” then Kathryn Bigelow’s “Near Dark”.

The Scandal of Reading 23 | Angel Adams Parham on Phillis Wheatley

Associate Professor of Sociology Angel Adams Parham joins Claude to take a fresh look at Wheatley’s “On Being Brought from Africa to America”

M. Night Shyamalan’s Trolley Dilemma in Knock at the Cabin

M. Night Shyamalan’s rendition of The Trolley Dilemma forces us to reckon with our limited capabilities.

Is simply playing (or working) for the money good or bad?

Perhaps the question of whether it’s ever okay to simply play/work for money is not quite the dichotomy that we often make it out to be.

White Noise: Modern Rituals and Plastic Wrapped Religion

White Noise skewers our comforts by offering a skewed view of our modern society.

Seeing and Believing 376 | Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves & The Mask of Zorro

Kevin and Sarah let their nerd flags fly as they review Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and then 1998’s The Mask of Zorro.

The Scandal of Reading 22 | Lit Pulpit 3 – Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 3

Claude and Austin “Florence’s Prayer” and the way that time functions in Baldwin’s novel, drawing out the inter-generational dynamics.

Finding Salvation and Soul-Decay in Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool is a raw survey of feeble attempts at avoiding the consequences of wrongdoing.