The Good Place Recap: Janet(s) (Season 3, Episode 10)

We are defined not just by who we are, but by who we are in relationship to one another.

Seeing and Believing 178: Stephen Caple Jr.’s Creed 2 and David Yates’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

It’s an all-sequel edition of the show this week, as the guys take Stephen Caple Jr.’s Creed 2 and David Yates’s The Crimes of Grindelwald?

The Decentering Power of Kim’s Convenience

Watching a show like Kim’s Convenience is a helpful exercise for anyone in the dominant culture to experience the decentering of whiteness and the elevation of stories from the margins.

The Miserable Mr. Maisel

The events of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s season finale offer Joel a second chance and a path towards redemption.

The Good Place Recap: Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By (Season 3, Episode 9)

I too am obsessed with the psychology of do-gooders and how they help us understand the world we live in through their failed attempts at perfection.

The Good Place Recap: The Worst Possible Use of Free Will (Season 3, Episode 8)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “The Worst Possible Use of Free Will.”

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.

Pondering the Point of (Amazon’s) Forever

Why do we do the things we do, and what end do our lives serve?

Daredevil Season 3: The Redemption of Matt Murdock and the Devil Inside

Daredevil season 3 is a warning against the devil that lies within us all, the prowling lion that seeks to destroy. It is a proclamation that life and death are spiritual matters. But it is also a promise of redemption for those who seek.

The Good Place Recap: A Fractured Inheritance (Season 3, Episode 7)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “A Fractured Inheritance.”

The Good Place Recap: The Ballad of Donkey Doug (Season 3, Episode 6)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “The Ballad of Donkey Doug.”

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.

Finding God in Godless

Godless treats the subject of God’s absence not in propositional statements, but rather the embodied, existential answer of lives well-lived.

Iron Fist and the Cultivation of Humility

What is the corrosive, and addictive, nature of power? And how does one learn to wield it well?

The Good Place Recap: Jeremy Bearimy (Season 3, Episode 5)

D. L. Mayfield recaps and muses on the lastest episode of The Good Place, “Jeremy Bearimy.”

The Good Place Recap: The Snowplow (Season 3, Episode 4)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “The Snowplow”.