Disney’s Encanto Follows in Studio Ghibli’s Footsteps

Its lack of a clear villain places Encanto closer to Studio Ghibli films than to classic Disney ones.

Seeing and Believing 334 | “Parallel Mothers” & “Tokyo Story”

Kevin and Sarah take on a Patreon subscriber’s pick as they review Parallel Mothers and Yasujiro Ozu’s 1953 masterpiece Tokyo Story.

Seeing and Believing 333 | “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” & “Footloose (1984)”

Kevin and Sarah review Jane Schoenbrun’s debut, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair. For the Watchlist, they pivot to 1984’s Footloose.

Seeing and Believing 331 | “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” & “Face/Off”

Kevin and Sarah discuss The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and then have a standoff over the latest Watchlist pick, Face/Off.

The Adam Project: Can Sarcasm Enhance? Yeah Right

The Adam Project shows us there is hope for us smart alecks after all, in bold truth-telling, wise discernment, and intelligent humor.

“This Is How I Fight”: Learning Kindness in Everything Everywhere All at Once

We find hope and meaning not in doing right or being right but in the kindness shown to us by God in Christ, and enacted in our relationships with other people.

Seeing & Believing 329 | “Ambulance” and “Andrei Rublev”

To observe Good Friday, Kevin and Sarah contemplate Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Andrei Rublev” but first, they discuss Michael Bay’s Ambulance.

Seeing and Believing 328 | Morbius & Let the Right One In

Kevin and Sarah sink their teeth into Sony’s latest MCU offering with “Morbius.” Then the duo review the original “Let the Right One In”

Seeing and Believing 327 | Everything Everywhere All At Once & What’s Up Doc

Kevin and Sarah dive into the multiverse of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” followed by “What’s Up Doc” in the Watchlist segment.

Pride, Panache, and Paradox in Cyrano

Cyrano reminds us that most of us could use a little panache.

Seeing and Believing 325 | Turning Red & Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kevin and Sarah find themselves in an animated disagreement over Pixar’s latest movie, Turning Red and then bond over Kiki’s Delivery Service

100 Years Later, Nosferatu Still Casts a Long Shadow

Nosferatu is a relic of a day when people were not afraid to make moral judgments and make their monsters monstrous.

The Princess Bride: 35 Years of Story and Twue Wuv

Great storytelling satisfies a life-sustaining appetite in all of us and targets the true love we all need.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and the Spiritual Lessons of Dark Lords

By compromising the connection between player and hero-protagonist, Shadow of Mordor sets up the player to identify as the villain, with no prior warning.

Spider-Man: Not Just a Man, but a Just Man

Spider-Man: No Way Home is about a boy becoming a man — and a just one at that.

Seeing and Believing 320 | “The Lost Daughter” & “A Separation”

Kevin and Sarah discuss Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut The Lost Daughter and introduce their new segment, The Watchlist