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The Moral Fission of Oppenheimer

It’s fitting that Oppenheimer feels so contradictory, because the film is fascinated by such contradictions.

Seeing and Believing 395 | The Last Voyage of the Demeter & Das Boot

Sarah and Kevin vs. Dracula… on a boat. This week, they review The Last Voyage of the Demeter and Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 film Das Boot.

Indian Matchmaking: What’s It Like to Look for Love the Old-Fashioned Way?

Netflix’s hit reality TV series reveals how many of our beliefs and practices regarding marriage are time-bound historical phenomena, not unchanging universal ideals.

The USWNT’s Soccer Failure Might Actually Be Good News

There’s value in a loss, even if it’s not immediately apparent.

Barbie, Peter, and a Fragile Messiah

We are called to embrace our physicality, offering to God the sorrows and the sweetness of physicality.

Seeing and Believing 394 | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem & Howl’s Moving Castle

Kevin and Sarah review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem then the magical world of Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle.

Cormac McCarthy’s Unbaptized Masterpiece

Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian is a supreme artistic achievement that is resolutely pagan.

The Barbie Movie and Contemporary Feminism’s Likability Factor

This discovery of getting to know someone and liking her, rather than dismissing her out of hand is the real, overarching lesson of the film.

Seeing and Believing 393 | They Cloned Tyrone & Eyes Without a Face

Mad science is afoot in this week’s double feature. They Cloned Tyrone, and 1960’s French horror film, Eyes Without a Face.

Who Killed the World? Hope That Is Not a Mistake in Mad Max: Fury Road

The desolate future envisioned in the Mad Max films lays bare the emptiness which always threatens the human effort to build something meaningful.

How (and Why) You Should Play Fantasy Football

In a big world with big problems, competition of all kinds—even fantasy football—is a way to make our world smaller.

How Tunic Encourages Us to Look Beyond Ourselves to Find Salvation

The extent to which Tunic mirrors a Christian understanding of truth is remarkable and something worth paying attention to.

Seeing and Believing 392 | Afire & The Quiet Girl

Kevin and Sarah brave summer heat as they review Christian Petzold’s latest movie Afire, and The Quiet Girl.

1993 Film Favorites, Part 3: Responsibility in Schindler’s List

Unfortunately, one reason Schindler’s List stays evergreen is that racism will always be a problem.

Finding the Divinity of Jesus Christ Superstar’s Countercultural Messiah

Once you get past all the counterculture posturing, Jesus Christ Superstar gets one crucial thing right about the gospel accounts.

Seeing and Believing 390 | Oppenheimer & Barbie

Barbenheimer is upon us. Sarah and Kevin review two new releases this week: Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie.