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Seeing and Believing 246 | 2020 Auteur Series – David Fincher

Wade and Kevin continue their auteur study with David Fincher as they rank their Top 10 David Fincher films and see the common elements in his work.

Cardi B: A Voice of the People

There is something admirable about Cardi B and her efforts to serve her neighbors.

Persuasion 193 | Releasing Control in a Viral Age

We’re accustomed to much freedom in daily life, making the government regulations feel all the more binding. Erin and Hannah discuss security and releasing control in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Last Dance: Poetry in Motion (Episodes 1 & 2)

It’s possible that Michael Jordan could serve as both protagonist and antagonist in the The Last Dance, but the first two episodes give Jerry Krause the antagonist’s role.

Seeing and Believing 245 | 2020 Auteur Series – Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt is the next subject of our 2020 Auteur series. A major figure in film, Kelly Reichardt’s quiet, understaded style has left a large impact.

Whispers of Hope: Apocalyptic Comfort in Mad Max: Fury Road

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fury Road offers a glimpse of coming renewal, of rebirth.

Star Trek: Picard’s Beautiful Failure of Imagination

Star Trek: Picard cannot conceive a vision for the good life without an ending in death, which is a failure of imagination.

‘Loving Lifeless Things’: Virtual Reality and Deepfake Resurrections

How do we make sense of truth in a world where deepfakes are leaping from the big screen into our homes?

Persuasion 192 | Seeking Justice in a Viral Age

Frustration and anger are natural when your whole world is threatened. Erin and Hannah discuss blame and justice in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Revelation of Contagion in a Time of Pandemic

A lot of people have been watching Contagion recently, and many others are asking why. Is it strangely comforting? Terrifying but in a helpfully distancing way? Morbidly fascinating? The apocalyptic book of Revelation can help us understand.

Seeing and Believing 244 | 2020 Auteur Series – Christopher Nolan

Wade and Kevin look back at films that helped directors solidify their positions as film auteurs. This week they look at the films of Christopher Nolan.

Emotional Support Artifacts for the Pandemic: CAPC Staff Recommendations

Our staff writers offer recommendations for feeling all the feels during the pandemic with emotional support artifacts.

A Curation of Hope: Some Good News with John Krasinski

Because what is happening is so serious, Krasinski finds the light in the dark to give us hope. Some Good News is a curation of that hope, and that is a very needed thing right now.  

Virtual Reality was Virtually Real, for About Five Minutes in the Nineties

Ultimately, the problem with VR was that it, like so much that happened in the nineties, put technology ahead of content.

Persuasion 191 | Practicing Lament in a Viral Age, with John Starke

Erin and Hannah talk with John Starke about the way praying the psalms and practicing lament help us be honest about the overwhelming grief we feel in the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Hate-Watching Riverdale

Riverdale haters have the kind of hate that spurs them to action—an act of hate-creating, if you will.