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Seeing and Believing 266 | Dick Johnon is Dead and The Social Dillemma

It’s documentary week here on Seeing & Believing, featuring two new films from Netflix. Wade and Kevin dig into Dick Johnson Is Dead, an intensely personal new film from Cameraperson director Kirsten Johnson. By turns irreverent, playful, and deeply emotional, Johnson’s film explores the prospect of death and what it means to say goodbye. The... Read more

How to Live the Bible Why Believing Makes Sense – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-fifth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Therefore everyone who hears these... Read more

Seeing and Believing 265 | Harry Bradbeer’s Enola Holmes and Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil

Detectives are the name of the game on Seeing & Believing this week. Netflix’s new film starring Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown has arrived, adding to the Sherlock Holmes Cinematic Universe with Enola Holmes. Brown plays the famous Sherlock’s younger sister, who embarks on her own sleuthing adventure involving the disappearance of her mother and... Read more

Risk Believing in God | by Max Lucado

When forced to stand at the crossroads of belief and unbelief,Gods people choose belief!Gods people risk believing! Nowhere is this better exemplified than in Joshuas story.You could argue that the central message of the book of Joshua is this headline: God keeps his promises. Trust him. Three times Joshua declares God did what he said... Read more

Seeing and Believing 264 | I’m Thinking of Ending Things and The Third Man

With Wade on vacation, Kevin calls on Sarah Welch-Larson this week to help make sense of Charlie Kaufman’s latest brain-bender. I’m Thinking of Ending Things, now streaming on Netflix, features Kaufman’s trademark metafictional flourishes and thematic concerns; does it stand alongside Synecdoche, NY and Anomalisa in pulling off the balancing act between “challenging” and “inscrutable”?... Read more

Seeing and Believing 263 | Niki Caro’s Mulan and Rian Johnson’s Brick

The calendar says that summer is drawing to a close, but Seeing & Believing refuses to accept it! Blockbuster season goes on as the guys take the plunge on the Disney+ exclusive Mulan, the latest live-action remake of a Disney animated feature. The “Summer of Darkness” also continues with a review of Brick, Rian Johnson’s... Read more

Seeing and Believing 262 | Bill and Ted Face the Music and Roman Polanski’s Chinatown

Brush up on your air-guitar skills and get your SoCal dude-accents ready, because Seeing & Believing embarks on another excellent adventure this week. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter may be getting a little long in the tooth, but that doesn’t mean they can’t bring their iconic slackers back for another victory lap around time and... Read more

Seeing and Believing 261 | Amanda McBaine/Jesse Moss’s Boys State and Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-hiker

As election season spins up in earnest, the guys get into the spirit of the season with a new documentary. Boys State explores what happens when over a thousand bright high school boys from Texas get together to form their own two-party government: is it more Frank Capra or more Lord of the Flies? Also... Read more

Seeing and Believing 260 | Michael Almereyda’s Tesla and Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows

Back from their one-week break, Wade and Kevin continue their Summer of Darkness series on film noir by crossing the Atlantic to check out Elevator to the Gallows, the Miles Davis-scored noir that launched the careers of director Louis Malle and star Jeanne Moreau. Also lighting up the screen this week is the new release... Read more

Encouragement in Believing | by Gail Rodgers

I needed to hear that, Kelly said with a catch in her voice. The layoff notice had come as a complete surprise. Anger and panic had welled up within her. Sue had listened to her vent. Then she had spoken quietly and gently reminded Kelly that God knew of this turn of events. He would... Read more

Seeing and Believing 259 | James D’Arcy’s Made in Italy and Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity

Two very different kinds of family melodramas are featured in this week’s episode. First is actor James D’Arcy’s directing/screenwriting debut, the Liam Neeson-starring Made in Italy, about a roguish artist, his estranged son, and the dilapidated villa in Italy they try to sell together. The other film this week is about a roguish salesman who... Read more

7 myths about human trafficking today and why it’s vital that we stop believing them

(Photo: International Justice Mission)Human trafficking today is a multibillion-dollar global criminal industry that's bigger than ever. On top of this, the Covid-19 pandemic has made some groups even more vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation. As Christians, we need to take urgent action to prevent rises in trafficking and modern slavery, yet many people do not... Read more

Seeing and Believing 258 | Dave Franco’s The Rental and Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place

This week, Seeing & Believing kicks off a new series on film noir! Our “Summer of Darkness” begins in a slightly unconventional place with the Humphrey Bogart-starring In a Lonely Place, about a hotheaded screenwriter whose romance with a neighbor hits a rough patch when the police accuse him of murder. The thing is, maybe... Read more

Seeing and Believing 257 | The Old Guard and Flannery

Whether your tastes run toward the blockbuster or the literary, there’s a review for you this week. Wade and Kevin sit down with Netflix’s superhero-adjacent action flick The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron as the leader of a band of immortal, Wolverine-like warriors. They also take some time for Flannery a documentary chronicling the life... Read more

Seeing and Believing 256| Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow and Max Barbakow’s Palm Springs

Kelly Reichardt’s latest film has finally made its way to a home release, and the guys are ready for it! First Cow, a period piece about two friends trying to eke out a living in the hardscrabble Oregon Territory by milking a rich man’s cow on the sly, has a lot to say about our... Read more

Seeing and Believing 255 | Aaron Schneider’s Greyhound and Andrew Patterson’s The Vast of Night

In any other summer, a Tom Hanks-starring, Tom Hanks-written movie about World War II would be the biggest movie of the weekend. This is not a typical summer, but Wade and Kevin are still interested to see what Hanks serves up with Greyhound, a thriller about a naval captain braving the high seas of the... Read more

Seeing and Believing 254 | The Truth and Eurovision Song Contenst

Whether you’re in the mood for a quiet family drama or a silly over-the-top comedy, Seeing & Believing has you covered for the Independence Day weekend. First up is The Truth, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters and his first non-Japanese-language project. With a star-studded cast that includes Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, and... Read more

Seeing and Believing 253 | Jon Stewart’s Irresistible and a Retro Review of Jaws

Seeing & Believing has a seasonal special for you this week! With the presidential election looming on the horizon, Wade and Kevin take a look at the latest cinematic political satire, this time from the mind of former Daily Show host Jon Stewart. The guys also celebrate the 45th birthday of Jaws with a retro... Read more

Believing What We Want: Conspiracy Theories and the Gospel – Christ and Pop Culture

I first saw Plandemic in the wilds of Facebook. The short trailer of the upcoming film is now increasingly difficult to find as most platforms have removed it and a Google search returns only popular response articles and videos. But a month or so ago, a few friends had shared the viral video clip, and... Read more

Seeing and Believing 252 | Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods and Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island – Christ and Pop Culture

Spike Lee’s latest film for Netflix has been causing a sensation, and this week Wade and Kevin check it out. Da 5 Bloods, a sprawling look at the legacy of the Vietnam War for black Americans, is Lee’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman. The guys do a deep dive on Da 5 Bloods‘ themes and... Read more

Seeing and Believing 251 | Netflix’s Space Force and Josephine Decker’s Shirley

Buckle up for terrible space puns, because they’re in plentiful supply in today’s episode. Wade and Kevin tackle Space Force, the new comedy series from Netflix, Greg Daniels, and Steve Carell. With Carell taking on the clenched jaw and jingoism of the first commander of America’s fledgling outer-space military program, this series takes a stab... Read more

Seeing and Believing 250 | The Dardenne Brothers’ Young Ahmed and Kitty Green’s The Assistant

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, two favorite filmmakers of Seeing & Believing, have a new film out, so of course, the guys are on the case! Wade and Kevin take a close look at the Dardennes’ story of a young teenager who is attracted to Islamic fundamentalism, and they discuss its spiritual underpinnings, its compassionate perspective,... Read more

Seeing and Believing 246 | 2020 Auteur Collection – David Fincher

[ad_1] The primary rule of David Fincher films: you all the time discuss David Fincher films. The second rule of David Fincher films: you all the time discuss David Fincher films. On this week’s episode, Wade and Kevin look again on the profession of the director of Struggle Membership, Zodiac, The Social Community, and extra!... Read more

Seeing and Believing 245 | 2020 Auteur Sequence – Kelly Reichardt

[ad_1] Wade and Kevin proceed their sequence on fashionable administrators with upcoming new releases with a retrospective on the filmography of Kelly Reichardt. Reichardt is a powerhouse of indie filmmaking whose quiet, unassuming fashion belies the sharpness of her storytelling and observational skills. From River of Grass to Sure Ladies, Wade and Kevin rank Reichardt’s... Read more

Seeing and Believing 244 | 2020 Auteur Sequence – Christopher Nolan

[ad_1] With the South Korean marathon within the rearview mirror, Wade and Kevin look to the longer term: particularly, the brand new motion pictures coming in 2020 from some big-name administrators! With Christopher Nolan eking out a win within the listener ballot, the fellows prep for his upcoming summer time launch Tenet by taking the... Read more

Seeing and Believing 242 | Kim Ki-duk’s Spring, Summer season, Fall, Winter … and Spring

[ad_1] With spring approaching full flower, Seeing & Believing critiques a film that’s all in regards to the passage of time and the seasons. Kim Ki-duk’s vital favourite Spring, Summer season, Fall, Winter … and Spring is subsequent within the South Korean film marathon! Because the movie quietly unspools the story of a Buddhist monk... Read more

Seeing and Believing 240 | Bong Joon Ho’s Mom

[ad_1] Sizzling off the heels of Bong Joon Ho’s Academy Award run, Wade and Kevin climate quarantine with the start of a South Korean cinema marathon. First up is Bong’s 2010 movie Mom, a narrative of homicide, cash, and parental obsession. The blokes additionally supply movie/TV suggestions for individuals who now face way more time... Read more

Seeing and Believing 239 | Dan Scanlon’s Onward and Autumn de Wilde’s Emma

[ad_1] The fellows discover extra family-friendly realms on this week’s episode! First up is Pixar’s riff on fantasy tropes, Dungeons & Dragons, and fraternal bonding, the colourful Onward. Equally colourful is Autumn de Wilde’s tackle Jane Austen’s ethereal Emma, starring Anya Taylor-Pleasure because the matchmaking socialite who faces a romantic reckoning of types when a... Read more

Seeing and Believing 238 | Portrait of a Woman on Hearth & The Final Factor He Needed

[ad_1] Two ladies filmmakers are highlighted on the present this week! First up is Celine Sciamma, whose critically acclaimed Portrait of a Woman on Hearth has lastly had its huge launch. Do Wade and Kevin fall throughout the important consensus on this one? One other acclaimed filmmaker, Dee Rees of Mudbound fame, presents her follow-up... Read more

Seeing and Believing 237 | The High Ten Movies of the Decade

[ad_1] After weeks of agonizingly paring their favourite movies of the previous decade all the way down to an inventory of ten, Wade and Kevin are lastly able to share what they suppose are the best examples of cinematic artwork to return out since 2010. Which movies most intently captured the zeitgeist from this eventful... Read more