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”.

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.

Finding Redeeming Relationships in the Cringeworthy Plot of God Friended Me

God Friended Me may cause involuntary facepalms, but if you can watch through your fingers, you’ll see relationships that reflect the true, the beautiful, and yes, even the divine.

The Good Place Recap: The Brainy Bunch (Season 3, Episode 3)

My immediate thought after watching “The Brainy Bunch” is that The Good Place is starting to feel a little too normal.

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.

The Good Place Recap: Everything Is Bonzer! (Season 3, Episodes 1 & 2)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the season three premiere of The Good Place, “Everything Is Bonzer!”