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Seeing and Believing 208 | Ari Aster’s Midsommar and Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon

The Summer of Stan ends with a review of Barry Lyndon but not before a trip to the dark, yet well lit, underbelly of Sweeden in Ari Astar’s Midsommar.

As I Recall by Casey Tygrett, Free for CAPC Members

Casey Tygrett encourages us to see that every memory—when we engage it in the presence of Jesus—belongs to our lives, and to our story.

Reparations: Repairing and Rethinking Our Idea of Independence

We’ve only partially enjoyed the truest sense of American independence and freedom as long as we support or remain apathetic to the indifference of a system that is insistent on overlooking past wrongs.

Seeing and Believing 207 | Jon Watts’s Spider-Man: Far from Home and Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange

Wade and Kevin take a vacation trip along with Jon Watts to review SpiderMan: Far From Home and then continue Summer of Stan with A Clockwork Orange.

Booksmart and Female Ambition

Yet the more radical vision of flourishing for women would strike harder at the heart of the film’s concept: what if Molly’s real mistake was in her ultimate goal of power and success?

Training Dragons and Learning to Say Goodbye

The Hidden World shows us goodbyes in all their gritty pain and walks us through them.

A New Hunger Games and the Unique Horror of YA Dystopian Stories

Why hasn’t YA dystopian literature returned before now, especially when it is taking up ample space on our television and movie screens, and in real life? 

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Is Not Safe, But He’s Good

Godzilla-worship is idolatrous in reality, but this fiction helps us simulate “worship” of a great entity, despite its terror and ability to wound us.

Seeing and Believing 206 | Josh Cooley’s Toy Story 4 and Stanley Kubricks’s 2001: A Space Odyssey’

‘Seeing and Believing’ goes to infinity and beyond with their take on ‘Toy Story 4’ and the “Summer of Stan” review of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.

Thy Geekdom Come, ed. Allison Alexander and Casey L. Covel, Free for CAPC Members

What’s inside this book of “fandom-inspired devotionals” is just as quirky, clever, and fun as the title.

And the Crowd Goes Wild When Women Actually Compete for the World Cup

We are not calibrated to the sight of a woman displaying unapologetic physical prowess.

Persuasion 170 | A Titanic Podcast Season Finale

Titanic is in the hot seat for Persuasion‘s Never Seen series finale.

Seeing and Believing 205 | Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die and Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove

Seeing and Believing reviews The Dead Don’t Die and continue the “Summer of Stan” with a retro review Stanely Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove.

Knock Down the House and Our View of the Political Millieu

Knock Down the House provides real-life glimpses of what we love most about our favorite political dramas.

HBO’s Chernobyl and the Communal Nature of Sin

Chernobyl is an excellent show… with its emphasis on the net effect of human sin—the disproportionately catastrophic results of seemingly small errors.

Disney’s Retellings, Aladdin, and Our Cultural Imagination

Some remakes of classic tales may reflect changed cultural mores, but it is a fallacy to believe we are morally evolving with each passing decade.