Seeing and Believing 388 | Asteroid City & War of the Worlds (2005)

Alien-invasion movies are taking over the podcast as Kevin and Sarah review Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City & Spielberg’s War of the Worlds.

How Succession Leaves Us Pondering Our Pursuit of Power

Succession helps us evaluate our preconceived notions about influence and control, exposing our abandonment of Christ-like formation.

The Banshees of Inisherin: The Pace of Being Known and Love Beyond Niceness

God created us in his image to live at his speed so we might know others and know Him.

Seeing and Believing 387 | Elemental & The Edge of Seventeen

This week, we review a pair of movies about coming of age and learning to live with yourself: Pixar’s new Elemental and Kelly Fremon Craig’s The Edge of Seventeen.

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania: Exploring Our Hidden Infatuation with the Unseen

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania reveals our culture’s continued belief that some sort of unseen world exists—and a world where changes have drastic repercussions for our own.

Life Advice from Tennis Legend Novak Djokovic: “Live in the Moment”

We can live in the moment precisely because we entrust ourselves and our futures to God.

Falsetto Echoes of the Soul: The Transcendent Properties of Power Metal

To wit, I wrote this because some British lads dressed as hobbits wrote songs that made my heart soar toward the God who laced the world with transcendent desires.

Seeing and Believing 386 | The Blackening & Green Room

Kevin and Sarah take on horror-adjacent movies in two different flavors this week: The Blackening and Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room.

Beau Is Afraid Reveals the Dangers of Safetyism and Insulating Kids From Reality

Insulating a child from all possible danger has the side effect of training him to anticipate danger in every possibility.

Our Culture’s Dark Journey From The Twilight Zone to “The Midnight Zone”

When a culture loses its imagination, it loses more than just quality “content” or good “entertainment.” It loses a bit of its soul.

Seeing and Believing 385 | Past Lives & A Room with a View (1985)

Sarah and Kevin review Celine Song’s debut feature Past Lives, and the Merchant/Ivory adaptation of Edith Wharton’s A Room with a View.

What Makes a True Sports Fan?

Because we aim to do everything unto the glory of God, how we worship and what team we root for can be equally consequential to our witness.

Are Stories Trojan Horses? Being True to Life without the Bait and Switch

A story can carry within it the seeds of absolute, biblically-grounded truth without ever mentioning the Bible, or Christianity, or any religious topic.

Seeing and Believing 384 | Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse & RoboCop (1987)

Kevin & Sarah review Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and then take on a different “superhero” in Paul Verhoeven’s 1982 satire, RoboCop.