Seeing and Believing 168: Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching and Josh & Jonathan Baker’s Kin
On the eve of prestige-movie season beginning in earnest, Wade and Kevin dip into genre cinema to see what they find. First up is the John Cho-starring thriller Searching, about a father who engages in some heavy digital sleuthing when his daughter mysteriously goes missing. Then the guys take a look at Kin, a sci-fi adventure that pits a boy and his ex-con brother against a gang of vengeful hoodlums and a duo of otherworldly soldiers. Will the futuristic firearm that the boy found in an abandoned warehouse be just what’s needed to stay one step ahead? Probably, but more interesting is the sibling dynamic as the two brothers are forced to confront the holes in their relationship and their own principles.
Music interlude by Seto, “Ups ‘n’ Downs.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.
Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.