Seeing and Believing 359 | Glass Onion & High and Low

This week, we give thanks for whodunnits with Rian Johnson’s new mystery, Glass Onion and Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece, High and Low.

The Incapability of the Human Will in Smile

Smile conveys the deep incapability of the human will in fighting our own battles.

Keeping Time with Tár and Being Summoned by Your Future Self

Lydia Tár is shaped by the abuses she’s gotten away with and aimed toward a future that sustains the power of her position.

Seeing and Believing 358 | She Said & Shirkers

Kevin and Sarah review two movies that address power imbalances and the places where women are made unwelcome in film: She Said and Shirkers.

Seeing and Believing 357 | The Banshees of Inisherin, Wakanda Forever & The Rocketeer

Kevin and Sarah review of The Banshees of Inisherin, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and the 1991 comic book movie, The Rocketeer.

Seeing and Believing November Bonus | Agnes (2021)

In this November 2022 bonus episode, Sarah and Kevin review the 2021 horror-drama movie Agnes, directed by Mickey Reece.

Don’t Worry Darling Presents a Problem Neither Feminism nor Patriarchy Can Fix

It’s hard to think that we can reach a place where sexism and abuse are no more, but it will happen in eternity.

Seeing and Believing 356 | Armageddon Time & Mirror

Kevin and Sarah review two deeply personal movies: James Gray’s “Armageddon Time” and Andrei Tarkovsky’s own semi-memoir film “Mirror”.

Seeing and Believing 355 | Black Adam & 28 Days Later

Kevin and Sarah review Black Adam, the DC Comics passion project of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Then, 28 Days Later for the Watchlist segment.

I Got Richard Pryor’s Help Moving

Moving provided humorous distraction, while reminding me that some also have to deal with the demon of discrimination while relocating.

Seeing and Believing October Bonus | Blonde

In this bonus episode, Sarah and Kevin review Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, which adapts Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel of the same name.

Of Monsters and Men: Classic Horror DNA in Marvel’s Werewolf by Night

In the age of the “gritty” anti-hero, rare is the genre story that begins with the assumption that evil is real and must be dealt with.

Seeing and Believing 352 | Amsterdam & The Long Goodbye

Whodunnit? And are these movies any good? Kevin and Sarah investigate David O. Russell’s “Amsterdam”, and Robert Altman’s “The Long Goodbye.”

Predator Turns 35: A Look Back at Sci-Fi’s Most Subversive Creature Feature

The franchise offers a strange meditation on modern conceptions of masculinity, and how those have evolved in the past thirty-five years.

Seeing and Believing 350 | Don’t Worry Darling & The Last of the Mohicans

Kevin and Sarah take on two historical dramas this week: Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling, and Michael Mann’s The Last of the Mohicans.

How Partisan Politics Interferes with Our Moviegoing Discernment

If we don’t cultivate careful discernment, our political biases may lead to confusion, anger, and even a rejection of what we see and hear.