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!”

Fantasy vs. Reality through the Lens of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

The beautiful thing about intentionality is that when you reach out, you just might find that people reach back.

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.

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.