Autopsies and Allegory in David O. Russell’s Amsterdam

Amsterdam offers a ceaseless juxtaposition of the glamorous and the grotesque, inviting viewers to ask profound questions about how consumerism and materialism have numbed us to our deepest needs.

Seeing and Believing 373 | 65 & All Is Lost

Sarah and Kevin find themselves in survival situations this week with Adam Driver in “65”, and Robert Redford in “All is Lost.”

Seeing and Believing 372 | Godland & My Night at Maud’s

Kevin and Sarah spend this week contending with morality and the heavy questions of faith.

A Hope Beyond Utopia: Rescue, Restoration, and the Flight from North Korea

The documentary follows North Koreans who make the treacherous attempt to flee the country, and the care and sacrifice of those trying to help them escape.

The Awkward Truth at Glass Onion’s Center

Narrative intricacies aside, Rian Johnson’s social commentary is sophisticated, but hardly subtle.

Seeing and Believing 371 | Creed III & Raging Bull

Kevin and Sarah strap on their boxing gloves and go a few rounds with the latest Rocky sequel, Creed III and Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull.

1993 Film Favorites, Part 1: The Technology and Ethics of Jurassic Park

Ellie’s establishing boundaries on technology and Malcolm’s call to behave ethically in meekness are some of the best takeaways the film has to offer.

Seeing and Believing 370 | Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania & Edge of Tomorrow

Kevin and Sarah take on the latest MCU installment, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Edge of Tomorrow in the watchlist segment.

India’s RRR Reveals the Weakness of America’s Male Relationships

The more I think about it, the more likely it seems that the lack of on-screen depictions of healthy, non-romantic male relationships has affected us more than we probably realize.

Seeing and Believing 369 | Magic Mike’s Last Dance & The Swimmer (1968)

It’s raining men! Kevin and Sarah review Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike’s Last Dance and Frank Perry’s The Swimmer.

The Fabelmans, Aftersun, and Seeing Our Parents in a Truer Light

At the center of both The Fabelmans and Aftersun are characters reflecting on their childhood, looking to better understand who their parents were.

Seeing and Believing February 2023 Bonus Episode | 2023 Movie Preview

Kevin and Sarah talk about their most anticipated movies for the upcoming year in this 2023 movie preview bonus episode.

Skinamarink and the New Face of Enchantment

Vague, boring, sad, and unnerving, the new face of enchantment belongs to a cultural moment that sees people tying themselves in knots over what it means to be human.

The Banshees of Inisherin and the Beauty of Unexpected Friends

The Banshees of Inisherin asks the question: How do friends fit into our lives?

Seeing and Believing 367 | Knock at the Cabin & Take Shelter

Kevin and Sarah take on an apocalypse or two with M. Night Shyamalan’s latest outing Knock at the Cabin and Jeff Nichols’s Take Shelter.

Seeing and Believing 366 | No Bears & All That Jazz

This week on the podcast: two movies about the cost of making art. Jafar Panahi’s latest film No Bears and Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz.