Seeing and Believing 259 | James D’Arcy’s Made in Italy and Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity

Two very different kinds of family melodramas are featured in this week’s episode: James D’Arcy’s Made in Italy, and the famous film noir Double Indemnity!

Seeing and Believing 258 | Dave Franco’s The Rental and Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place

Seeing & Believing kicks off a new series on film noir starting with Humphrey Bogart in a Lonely Place and Dave Franco’s directorial debut with The Rental.

Seeing and Believing 257 | Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Old Guard and Elizabeth Coffman/Mark Bosco’s Flannery

Wade and Kevin sit down with Netflix’s superhero-adjacent action flick The Old Guard, and the documentary Flannery about the renowned 20th Century author.

Funny Beliefs 6 | Grace

Many things can bring relief, connect us with each other, and reveal our faults, but laughter does these things with playfulness and joy.

Seeing and Believing 256| Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow and Max Barbakow’s Palm Springs

Kelly Reichardt’s latest film about two friends milking a rich man’s cow on the sly, and why Wade and Kevin also like Palm Springs, the Hulu original film.

Funny Beliefs 5 | Limits

This is a story of getting burned out on comedy and learning to love it again with an enjoyment story that comes through accepting limits.

Seeing and Believing 255 | Aaron Schneider’s Greyhound and Andrew Patterson’s The Vast of Night

Wade and Kevin see what Rom Hanks serves up with Greyhound, then turn their attentionAndrew Patterson’s 1950s-set sci-fi flick The Vast of Night.

Funny Beliefs 4 | Stories

It’s hard to acknowledge when we’ve made a racist or sexist joke. It contradicts stories we tell ourselves; “I wouldn’t make a racist joke” or “I couldn’t be sexist.”

Seeing and Believing 254 | Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth and David Dobkin’s Eurovision Song Contest

This week we review Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth and the Will Ferrell comedy Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

Funny Beliefs 3 | Beautiful, Horrible People

What can we joke about? How far is too far? Our answers tend to be personal, which makes it hard to discuss why some humor is offensive.

Seeing and Believing 253 | Jon Stewart’s Irresistible and a Retro Review of Jaws

We look at the latest cinematic political satire from former Daily Show host Jon Stewart and celebrate the 45th birthday of Jaws with a retro review.

Funny Beliefs 2 | Creators and Cultivators

Behind each laugh is a lot of work. What is the work of humor, and what does that mean for us as we create and cultivate our own laughs?

Seeing and Believing 252 | Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island

Funny Beliefs 1 | Relief

Comedians and late-night hosts have been pausing the jokes to sincerely address events and issues. This raises some interesting questions about humor.

Seeing and Believing 251 | Netflix’s Space Force and Josephine Decker’s Shirley

Buckle up for terrible space puns asWade and Kevin tackle Space Force, and go on a voyage into the mind of famed writer Shirley Jackson.

Seeing and Believing 250 | The Dardenne Brothers’ Young Ahmed and Kitty Green’s The Assistant

Wade and Kevin look at the Dardennes’ story of a young teenager who is attracted to Islamic fundamentalism, and Kitty Green’s #MeToo drama, The Assistant.