Are Stories Trojan Horses? Being True to Life without the Bait and Switch

A story can carry within it the seeds of absolute, biblically-grounded truth without ever mentioning the Bible, or Christianity, or any religious topic.

Seeing and Believing 384 | Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse & RoboCop (1987)

Kevin & Sarah review Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and then take on a different “superhero” in Paul Verhoeven’s 1982 satire, RoboCop.

All This Excitement: A Series Retrospective of Dirty Harry

Harry’s rough-around-the-edges compassion emerges over the course of these films: sometimes, to protect the sheep, the shepherd must get down and dirty with the wolves.

Seeing and Believing 383 | Master Gardener & Mikey and Nicky

Kevin and Sarah talk their juxtaposed feelings on Paul Schrader and his new film, Master Gardener followed by the Watchlist’s Mikey and Nicky

May Bonus 2023 | Kelly Reichardt’s Showing Up

Sarah and Kevin review Kelly Reichardt’s latest movie, Showing Up, in which Michelle Williams plays an artist trying to hold it together.

Can Watching Horror Help Us to Neither Deny Nor Domesticate the Darkness?

Horror is a witness to the monstrous we wish we could explain away but cannot.

Seeing and Believing 382 | Fast X & Out of the Past

Kevin and special guest Chris Williams cover examine the family film Fast X. Then Jacques Tourneur’s film noir classic, Out of the Past.

Seeing and Believing 381 | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 & Akira

Sarah and Kevin dive back in to the MCU with James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Then, they take on Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime, Akira.

Seeing and Believing 380 | Polite Society & My Man Godfrey (1936)

Kevin and Sarah clash over Nida Manzoor’s action/heist/drama mash-up Polite Society and the societal commentary with 1936’s My Man Godfrey.

Seeing and Believing 379 | Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret & Cléo from 5 to 7

Kevin and Sarah review Kelly Fremon Craig’s adaptation of Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret and Agnes Varda’s beloved Cléo from 5 to 7.

Seeing and Believing 378 | Beau is Afraid & Coraline

Sarah and Kevin review Ari Aster’s newest film, Beau Is Afraid, starring Joaquin Phoenix. Then, Henry Selick’s masterpiece Coraline.

1993 Film Favorites, Part 2: Commitment in So I Married an Axe Murderer

Although this murder mystery faltered in theaters, it became a cult classic, captured the pulse of our culture, and provided perspective on commitment.

Seeing and Believing | Renfield & Near Dark

Kevin and Sarah sink their teeth into a pair of vampire movies. First up is “Renfield” then Kathryn Bigelow’s “Near Dark”.

M. Night Shyamalan’s Trolley Dilemma in Knock at the Cabin

M. Night Shyamalan’s rendition of The Trolley Dilemma forces us to reckon with our limited capabilities.

White Noise: Modern Rituals and Plastic Wrapped Religion

White Noise skewers our comforts by offering a skewed view of our modern society.

Seeing and Believing 376 | Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves & The Mask of Zorro

Kevin and Sarah let their nerd flags fly as they review Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and then 1998’s The Mask of Zorro.