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Eighth Grade and the God Who Loves

For all of the striving, pain, and difficulty Kayla goes through to obtain love it turns out that a father’s love is what it takes to set her free.

Seeing and Believing 200 | Our Five Cardinal Virtues of Cinema

To celebrate the 200th episode of Seeing & Believing, Wade and Kevin answer one deceptively simple question: what are their five cardinal virtues of cinema?

Persuasion 165 | Here’s Looking at You, Casablanca

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their Never Seen series discussing Casablanca in all its silver screen glory.

Fosse/Verdon Recap, “All I Care about Is Love” (Episode 6)

The tragedy of Bob Fosse was that however good he was at what he did—and he was very, very, very good—he never felt good enough.

Holy, Righteous, Ratchet Squad: An Interview with Kings Kaleidoscope

Kings Kaleidoscope lead singer Chad Gardner sits down to discuss the band’s new album, Zeal, and the journey to reclaim childlike faith.

Endgame‘s Rally of Women Avengers

I don’t think a heavy-handed scene in which the women of the MCU are haphazardly thrown together is reason enough on its own to cheer, but I am encouraged by the possibility that Marvel recognizes a deficiency.

Serial Storytelling in a Culture of Immediacy

As our only means of consuming entertainment, [binging] may turn us into fevered people impoverished for art that satisfies as only the True, the Beautiful, and the Good can.

Art. What Is It Good For?

And just as there is no one purpose for our most common and immediate medium of expression, the voice, there is likewise no one purpose for art. Art, after all, is merely voice through another medium.

Seeing and Believing 199: Dome Karukoski’s Tolkien and Zhang Yimou’s Shadow

Wade and Kevin’s fellowship is reunited for this week’s review of Tolkien, and Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s latest film, Shadow.

Avengers: Endgame Helps Us Behold an Epically Joyous Fantasy Apocalypse

Avengers: Endgame ends with a joyous finale, sharing images of final victory and resurrection that can’t help reflecting their biblical, real-life equivalents to come.

Avengers: Endgame and the Devastation of Thor

In striving to move forward and figure out who he is, Thor feels the need to atone for his past failures.

Fosse/Verdon Recap, “Where Am I Going?” (Episode 5)

It’s not excusing his hurtful, hedonistic behavior to observe that something is broken inside Bob Fosse.

Avengers: Endgame, Nebula, and the Love that Transforms

In Avengers: Endgame, we see in Nebula one of the most poignant depictions of the transformative power of self-sacrificial love.

Persuasion 164 | Behind the Silver Screen, with Alissa Wilkinson

Alissa Wilkinson joins Erin and Hannah to kick off a new series, Never Seen, exploring key movies your hosts have never seen and the role movies play in our lives.

Black Widow’s Endgame Begins With Family

Romanoff’s job as Black Widow, an Avenger, means more to her than any other Avenger. It is at the heart of who she is and what she does.

Seeing and Believing 198: Claire Denis’s High Life and Penny Lane’s Hail, Satan?

Dave Canfield of Screen Anarchy joins Kevin to help him review: Claire Denis’s sci-fi experiment High Life and Penny Lane’s documentary, Hail, Satan?