Seeing and Believing 359 | Glass Onion & High and Low

This week, we give thanks for whodunnits with Rian Johnson’s new mystery, Glass Onion and Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece, High and Low.

Seeing and Believing 358 | She Said & Shirkers

Kevin and Sarah review two movies that address power imbalances and the places where women are made unwelcome in film: She Said and Shirkers.

The Scandal of Reading 7 | Karen Swallow Prior on Flannery O’Connor’s The Violent Bear It Away

Jessica and guest Karen Swallow Prior discuss Flannery O’Connor’s final novel, “The Violent Bear It Away” and its commentary on suffering.

Seeing and Believing 357 | The Banshees of Inisherin, Wakanda Forever & The Rocketeer

Kevin and Sarah review of The Banshees of Inisherin, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and the 1991 comic book movie, The Rocketeer.

The Scandal of Reading 6 | Chris Smith on Georges Bernanos’ Diary of a Country Priest

Chris Smith joins to discuss Bernanos’ Diary of a Country Priest and the novel’s take on the literary history of historic individualism.

Seeing and Believing November Bonus | Agnes (2021)

In this November 2022 bonus episode, Sarah and Kevin review the 2021 horror-drama movie Agnes, directed by Mickey Reece.

Seeing and Believing 356 | Armageddon Time & Mirror

Kevin and Sarah review two deeply personal movies: James Gray’s “Armageddon Time” and Andrei Tarkovsky’s own semi-memoir film “Mirror”.

The Scandal of Reading 5 | Dr. Jack Heller on Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying

Dr. Jack Heller joins to discuss Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying. exploring preparing ourselves for our own deaths and personal worth

Cole Burgett’s The Lost Son: The Horror of an Unabsolved Homecoming

An homage to classic horror radio plays, this limited audio series asks, “What if the father had rejected the prodigal son upon his return?”

Seeing and Believing 355 | Black Adam & 28 Days Later

Kevin and Sarah review Black Adam, the DC Comics passion project of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Then, 28 Days Later for the Watchlist segment.

The Scandal of Reading 4 | Claude Atcho on Hurston’s Moses, Man of the Mountain

Jessica Wilson is joined by Claude Atcho to discuss Zora Neale Hurston’s 1938 novel, Moses, Man of the Mountain.

Seeing and Believing 354 | TÁR and Opening Night

Kevin and Sarah spend some time with two spectacular performances in two separate movies about two singular women.

The Scandal of Reading 3 | Joy Clarkson on Vodolazkin’s Laurus

Jessica Hooten Wilson and Joy Clarkson to discuss Eugene Vodolazkin’s novel, Laurus discussing themes of trauma and imitation of Christ.

Seeing and Believing October Bonus | Blonde

In this bonus episode, Sarah and Kevin review Andrew Dominik’s Blonde, which adapts Joyce Carol Oates’ 2000 novel of the same name.

Seeing and Believing 353 | Till & Killer of Sheep

Kevin and Sarah review Chinonye Chukwu’s film Till, Then for the Watchlist, Charles Burnett’s debut feature film, Killer of Sheep.

Seeing and Believing 352 | Amsterdam & The Long Goodbye

Whodunnit? And are these movies any good? Kevin and Sarah investigate David O. Russell’s “Amsterdam”, and Robert Altman’s “The Long Goodbye.”