Thanos the Maniac

Thanos is a maniac in the sense used by G. K. Chesterton in his classic work Orthodoxy.

Seeing and Believing 169: Shane Black’s The Predator and Our Fall/Winter Movie Preview!

Wade and Kevin tell us what films are most worth getting excited about after reviewing Shane Black’s attempt to reboot the Predator franchise.

Seeing and Believing 168: Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching and Josh & Jonathan Baker’s Kin

Wade and Kevin dip into genre cinema to see what they find with Searching starring John Cho. Then the guys take a look at Sci-fi thriller Kin.

Seeing and Believing 167: An Interview with Corin Hardy (The Nun) and Better Call Saul Season 4

Kick off September with Corin Hardy, director of The Nun. Then Wade and Kevin return AMC’s Better Call Saul.

Connection, Consolation, and the Power of Being Known in Netflix’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

This desire, this need, to be known and loved is instilled in all of us. It’s God-given, and it draws us to God.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and the Fragility of Hope

Did Mister Rogers die with his hope intact? Is hope itself fragile? Can it withstand life in America today?

Seeing and Believing 166: Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians

Wade and Kevin review a Spike Lee joint, BlacKkKlansman. They also look at the much-buzzed-about romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians.

Why Was It So Hard to Review Ferdinand?

What both secular liberals and conservative Christians struggle to accept about pacifism in bulls.

Seeing and Believing 165: A Retro Review of The Dark Knight and Our Top 5 Films of 2008

This summer marked the ten-year anniversary Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Does it still hold up? The guys then list their Top 2008 Films.

Crazy Rich Asians and the Limits of Representation

If people of color are the only ones raising their voices and celebrating increased representation, then our collective forward progress will be minimal, indeed.

Hope for Henry Higgins: My Fair Lady in the #MeToo Era

In the #MeToo era, an ending like that in My Fair Lady could give us all hope that people can change—something we desperately need to remember.

Seeing and Believing 164: Carlos Lopez Estrada’s Blindspotting and Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s The Endless

Wade and Kevin have gentrification on the mind this week, as they review two films about unwelcome new arrivals in the neighborhood: Carlos Lopez Estrada’s Blindspotting, a drama about race and indie sci-fi/thriller The Endless, the new neighbor is an otherworldly force revered by a backwoods cult.

The Ending Is the Drama: Mission: Impossible, Fairy Stories, and the Longing for Consolation

The Mission: Impossible films appeal to us because they offer a kind of terrifying drama that ends in assurance and consolation.

Seeing and Believing 163: Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade

Wade and Kevin review the latest Mission: Impossible film (alternate title: See Tom Run) and the latest indie darling from studio A24, Eighth Grade. Thrills and chills abound!

Leave No Trace and the Struggle to Leave Behind the Fears of Our Parents

As Leave No Trace teaches us, we’ve all been given lenses tinted by unhealthy fears because we live in a broken world that inflicts varying degrees of trauma on everyone.

Seeing and Believing 162: Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Third Murder

Both movies this week involve a measure of mayhem, but the two directors’ personal approaches to their stories couldn’t be more different: The Equalizer 2 and The Third Murder.