Seeing and Believing 172: Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born, Plus Our Film Festival Preview!

Wade and Kevin review Bradley Cooper’s Lady Gaga-starring remake of A Star Is Born followed by Kevin’s preview of the Chicago International Film Festival.

Persuasion 148 | Small Talk

What is it about small talk that makes us so uncomfortable? Is small talk even necessary? Erin and Hannah continue their “Talking about Talk” series in this week’s episode.

Seeing and Believing 171: A Review of The Tree of Life Extended Edition and Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark

Wade and Keving talk about the new Criterion cut of Terrence Malick’s masterpiece The Tree of Life They then review Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark.

Persuasion 147 | Table Talk

Erin and Hannah continue their “Talking about Talk” series by sorting out the role our families play in shaping our conversational style.

Seeing and Believing 170: Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls and Yann Demange’s White Boy Rick

Steve Norton and Emmanuel Noisette join Kevin this week to talk about The House with a Clock in Its Walls and White Boy Rick.

Persuasion 146: Let’s Talk

With all the talking happening in the world today, you might think it best to keep your own thoughts and words to yourself. But would society be better served by silence?

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.

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.

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.

Persuasion 145: Joy Is Finding a Public Power Outlet

Erin and Hannah examine the realization that joy is finding a public power outlet when our mobile devices send us into survival mode with a low battery.

Persuasion 144: When Heaven Is an Endless Aisle of School Supplies

In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson gush over when Heaven is an endless aisle of school supplies and how their annual appearance marks the most wonderful time of year for many who are no longer students.

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.

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!

Persuasion 143: Being a Disruptive Witness, with Alan Noble

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson invite Professor and CaPC EiC Alan Noble to the conversation to sort out the issue on how our social discourse may be loud, it is rarely effective in advancing understanding or reducing conflict.