Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke, Free for CAPC Members
Reinke wants to help readers not be manipulated and enthralled by the spectacles of our media age. Instead, he shows that we see the greatest spectacle of all in the Cross.
Seeing & Believing wades into some deep waters with today’s pairing of films. Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, set in Nazi Germany, is about a young boy who’s a member of the Hitler Youth and has an imaginary friendship with Adolf Hitler. He faces something of a crisis when he discovers that his mother is sheltering a Jewish girl in their attic. Wade and Kevin examine whether Waititi’s satire manages to thread the tricky tonal needle of this scenario? They also spend some time with The Lighthouse, from the director of the Puritan horror movie The Witch. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe’s 19th-century lighthouse keepers slowly go mad on a storm-scoured rock in the middle of the ocean, how can you go wrong?
Music interlude by ROYTIMIDE, “Indie Train.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.
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