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.

Daughters and Daddies: Giving Louise, Eleven, and Kamala the Confidence They Need

These daughters beat themselves up, lost their self-assurance, and lacked a true sense of who they were, but their fathers guided them toward the truth.

Seeing and Believing 348 | The Rings of Power & Over the Garden Wall

Sarah and Kevin, two unabashed Tolkien nerds, discuss the first two episodes of the new Lord of the Rings TV series, The Rings of Power.

Seeing and Believing 347 | Three Thousand Years of Longing & The Last Wave

Sarah is joined by guest host Abby Olcese to talk about George Miller’s fantasia Three Thousand Years of Longing

Seeing and Believing 346 | Beast & Grizzly Man

Lions, no tigers, and bears, oh my. Kevin and Sarah take on Beast, a movie in which Idris Elba fights a lion & then documentary, Grizzly Man.

Finding Your Spark: Breaking through Our Modern Malaise with Joe Gardner and Buzz Lightyear

Even more than Soul, Toy Story speaks into our crisis of meaning in a way that corresponds with the Christian story.

Jordan Peele’s Resounding Nope to Lethal Entertainment

Nope asks, Who’s the real consumer here and who’s actually being consumed?

Seeing and Believing 345 | Bodies Bodies Bodies & Picnic at Hanging Rock

Kevin and Sarah tackle Bodies Bodies Bodies, then Sarah introduces Kevin to Peter Weir’s 1975 film, Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Jordan Peele’s Nope and the Spectacle of Danger

Ultimately, Nope is a cautionary tale—and philosophical survey—of exploiting something uncontainable.

The Violence and Nonviolent Resistance of Peter Weir’s Witness

Witness is intelligent enough to trust the audience with ambivalence and uncertainty.

Tiny Space Vikings and the Upside Down Horror of Child Warriors

Children should be free to be children; it’s the job of adults to protect and preserve innocent life.

Seeing and Believing 343 | Nope & Buck and the Preacher

Kevin and Sarah saddle up and get spooky with Jordan Peele’s “Nope”, and then discuss Sidney Poitier’s 1972 western, “Buck and the Preacher”.

The Cycle of Crisis in Taxi Driver (The Philosophy of Paul Schrader)

Taxi Driver represents the psychosis of self-imposed loneliness.

Seeing and Believing 342 | “RRR” & “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”

Kevin and Sarah take on a pair of buddy movies. First up: the Bollywood smash hit RRR, then they discuss 2005’s movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang