Seeing & Believing 400 | An Ethos of Faithful Filmgoing

Before we go, Kevin and Sarah have a conversation about their ethos of faithful movie criticism, bringing the podcast full circle.

Oppenheimer: The Burden of Guilt and the Limits of the Immanent Frame

Oppenheimer was looking for more than assurances of a peaceful, weapons-free future. He was looking for absolution.

Seeing and Believing 399 | A Haunting in Venice & Gosford Park

Kevin and Sarah get to the bottom of the mystery of both this week’s movies: Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice and Altman’s Gosford Park.

Disney’s Twenty Something Reveals How Adulting Can Be Hard but Beautiful

We must give ourselves grace and accept that we will not always get life right, and that is perfectly okay because the beauty of life is getting back up and trying again.

This Is Not How My Story Ends: Big Truths from Big Fish

If knowing the tale’s end can transform the storyline of a Tim Burton comedy, imagine the implications for the Christian life?

Seeing and Believing 398 | Bottoms & Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Sarah and Kevin review Emma Seligman’s movie about high schoolers who start a fight club then Howard Hawks’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Seeing and Believing 397 | The Starling Girl & The Devil’s Backbone

Kevin and Sarah catch up with Laurel Parmet’s The Starling Girl then Guillermo Del Toro’s 2001 ghost story The Devil’s Backbone.

The Slow Burnin’ Faith of Flamin’ Hot

Believing in yourself (as in the talents God has given you) coupled with believing that God will take care of you, is a taste of unadulterated faith.

Seeing and Believing 396 | Landscape with Invisible Hand & Modern Times

Sarah and Kevin explore a love seeking dystopian set of movies: Landscape with Invisible Hand, then Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film Modern Times.

The Moral Fission of Oppenheimer

It’s fitting that Oppenheimer feels so contradictory, because the film is fascinated by such contradictions.

Seeing and Believing 395 | The Last Voyage of the Demeter & Das Boot

Sarah and Kevin vs. Dracula… on a boat. This week, they review The Last Voyage of the Demeter and Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 film Das Boot.

Barbie, Peter, and a Fragile Messiah

We are called to embrace our physicality, offering to God the sorrows and the sweetness of physicality.

Seeing and Believing 394 | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem & Howl’s Moving Castle

Kevin and Sarah review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem then the magical world of Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle.

The Barbie Movie and Contemporary Feminism’s Likability Factor

This discovery of getting to know someone and liking her, rather than dismissing her out of hand is the real, overarching lesson of the film.

Seeing and Believing 393 | They Cloned Tyrone & Eyes Without a Face

Mad science is afoot in this week’s double feature. They Cloned Tyrone, and 1960’s French horror film, Eyes Without a Face.

Who Killed the World? Hope That Is Not a Mistake in Mad Max: Fury Road

The desolate future envisioned in the Mad Max films lays bare the emptiness which always threatens the human effort to build something meaningful.