Persuasion 152 | Live Talk

Our digital age allows us to handle a lot of life devoid of live, in-person conversation. We simply don’t need to converse with each other face to face.

Seeing and Believing 175: Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind and Lasse Halstrom/Joe Johnston’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Christmas came early this year with Orson Wells’ unfinished The Other Side of the Wind, and Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Persuasion 151 | Church Talk, with C. Christopher Smith

Can the church lead the way in restoring the art of good conversation? C. Christopher Smith joins Persuasion to cast a grander vision for our church talk.

Persuasion 150 | Tech Talk

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their Talking about Talk series discussing the pros and cons of technical speech in our conversational bubbles.

Seeing and Believing 174: David Gordon Green’s Halloween and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning

Get into the Halloween spirit with a review of David Gordon Green’s sequel/reboot of John Carpenter’s classic Halloween and foreign film, Burning.

Seeing and Believing 173 | Damien Chazelle’s First Man and David Lowery’s The Old Man and the Gun

Wade and Kevin discuss First Man, by director Damien Chazelle and then The Old Man and the Gun, which may be Robert Redford’s last role as an actor.

Persuasion 149 | Funny Talk, with Ben Fort

Erin and Hannah invite Ben Fort to the conversation to discuss the important and needful role of humor in our conversations.

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.