Seeing & Believing reaches the end of its Summer of Stan series this week, as the guys dig into Barry Lyndon, Kubrick’s often underappreciated follow-up to A Clockwork Orange. Kubrick’s pet theme of humanity’s capacity for inhumanity is cloaked this time in the gentility of British high society as he follows the travails of a young man trying to make his fortune among the powdered wigs and “gentlemanly” warfare of the late 1700s. Wade and Kevin also take a look at a different vision of savagery with their review of Ari Aster’s bonkers horror thriller Midsommar, a sunny tale of terror and cults in the picturesque Swedish countryside.

Music interlude by Artemus, “My Little Regret.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.