The Bold Type and the Secular Default

Four episodes into the second season, The Bold Type wove religion and faith into its storyline.

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.

Luke Cage and the Problem of Compelling Villains

When the villains are the most compelling part of your story, then the story ultimately becomes all about villainy.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and the Fragility of Hope

Did Mister Rogers die with his hope intact? Is hope itself fragile? Can it withstand life in America today?

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.

The Bible, Explained

When we continue feeding our desire for easy answers, we lose the ability to approach complexity with the appropriate tools.

Finding Redemption in The O.C.

We’re 11 years removed from saying goodbye to the Cohens and The O.C., yet pop culture writers and fans alike regularly indulge in heated discussions about this hyper-self-aware soap opera’s merits and cultural impact.

Sneaky Pete: Incarnation Incognito

The lesson for us as Christians is that we likewise toe the precarious line of having our identities shaped by both a heavenly and earthly community.

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.

Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette Proves That Laughter Is Not Always the Best Medicine

Part of Hannah Gadsby’s subversive power consists in the fact she still manages to be hilarious even as she refuses to let us rest in the abridgments necessary to her former punchlines.

Ugly Delicious Reveals the Beauty and Challenge of Neighborly Love

To critique a show, or an institution, or a dear friend can be an act of love.

Growing into Motherhood by Watching The West Wing

Motherhood is demanding, but does it require us to devote every ounce of our being to this new role?

Seeing and Believing 161: Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace and Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You

Wade and Kevin get lost in the woods for their first film this week: Leave No Trace, Debra Granik’s long-awaited follow-up to Winter’s Bone. Then things take a turn for the weird as the guys jump into Boots Riley satire of capitalism and racism run amok, Sorry to Bother You.

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Twitter-hood

Social media often ends up being a way for us to broadcast ourselves (or some moderated version of ourselves). But if everyone is talking, then who is listening?