Seeing and Believing with Wade Bearden & Kevin McLenithan
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Wade Bearden and company discuss how film and television intersect with our faith.
||CleanSeeing and Believing 184 | Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns and Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk||With their top-10 episode in the rear-view mirror, the guys get back into the groove of things with Marry Poppins Returns and If Beale Street Could Talk.||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 183 | Our Top Ten Films of 2018!||In this super-sized episode, the guys offer their picks for the best films of 2018 out of the multitude of excellent films that have been released.||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 182: James Wan’s Aquaman and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War||The latest entry in the DC superhero universe and an awards favorite from Poland. Does Aquaman sink or swim? Does Cold War leave the guys feeling cold?||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 181: Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||Merry Christmas from Seeing & Believing! Our last episode before Christmas starts off Alfonso Cuaron's Roma and then Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 180: Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite and Peter Farrelly’s Green Book||First up is The Favourite, a darkly funny look at courtly backstabbing, political intrigue. Then Green Book, a film about racial tensions and friendship.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 179: Rich Moore and Phil Johnston’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters||Wade and Kevin check out Wreck-It Ralph to see if its satire of internet culture holds up, then review of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters.||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 178: Stephen Caple Jr.’s Creed 2 and David Yates’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||It's an all-sequel edition of the show this week, as the guys take Stephen Caple Jr.'s Creed 2 and David Yates's The Crimes of Grindelwald?||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 177: Steve McQueen’s Widows and the Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs||Seeing & Believing celebrates Thanksgiving and Black Friday with Steve McQueen's "Widows" and The Coen Brother's "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 176: An Interview with Steve McQueen, Plus Reviews of Wildlife and Overlord||It's a Thanksgiving feast, Seeing & Believing offers up an interview with director Steve McQueen, reviews of two films: Wildlife and Overlord.||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 175: Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind and Lasse Halstrom/Joe Johnston’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms||Christmas came early this year with Orson Wells' unfinished The Other Side of the Wind, and Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 174: David Gordon Green’s Halloween and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning||Get into the Halloween spirit with a review of David Gordon Green's sequel/reboot of John Carpenter's classic Halloween and foreign film, Burning.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 173 | Damien Chazelle’s First Man and David Lowery’s The Old Man and the Gun||Wade and Kevin discuss First Man, by director Damien Chazelle and then The Old Man and the Gun, which may be Robert Redford's last role as an actor.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 172: Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born, Plus Our Film Festival Preview!||Wade and Kevin review Bradley Cooper's Lady Gaga-starring remake of A Star Is Born followed by Kevin's preview of the Chicago International Film Festival.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 171: A Review of The Tree of Life Extended Edition and Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark||Wade and Keving talk about the new Criterion cut of Terrence Malick's masterpiece The Tree of Life They then review Jeremy Saulnier's Hold the Dark.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 170: Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls and Yann Demange’s White Boy Rick||Steve Norton and Emmanuel Noisette join Kevin this week to talk about The House with a Clock in Its Walls and White Boy Rick.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 169: Shane Black’s The Predator and Our Fall/Winter Movie Preview!||Wade and Kevin tell us what films are most worth getting excited about after reviewing Shane Black's attempt to reboot the Predator franchise.||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 168: Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching and Josh & Jonathan Baker’s Kin||Wade and Kevin dip into genre cinema to see what they find with Searching starring John Cho. Then the guys take a look at Sci-fi thriller Kin.||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 167: An Interview with Corin Hardy (The Nun) and Better Call Saul Season 4||Kick off September with Corin Hardy, director of The Nun. Then Wade and Kevin return AMC's Better Call Saul.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 166: Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman and Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians||Wade and Kevin review a Spike Lee joint, BlacKkKlansman. They also look at the much-buzzed-about romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 165: A Retro Review of The Dark Knight and Our Top 5 Films of 2008||This summer marked the ten-year anniversary Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. Does it still hold up? The guys then list their Top 2008 Films.||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 164: Carlos Lopez Estrada’s Blindspotting and Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s The Endless||Wade and Kevin have gentrification on the mind this week, as they review two films about unwelcome new arrivals in the neighborhood: Carlos Lopez Estrada's Blindspotting, a drama about race and indie sci-fi/thriller The Endless, the new neighbor is an o||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 163: Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade||Wade and Kevin review the latest Mission: Impossible film (alternate title: See Tom Run) and the latest indie darling from studio A24, Eighth Grade. Thrills and chills abound!||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 162: Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Third Murder||Both movies this week involve a measure of mayhem, but the two directors' personal approaches to their stories couldn't be more different: The Equalizer 2 and The Third Murder.||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 161: Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace and Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You||Wade and Kevin get lost in the woods for their first film this week: Leave No Trace, Debra Granik's long-awaited follow-up to Winter's Bone. Then things take a turn for the weird as the guys jump into Boots Riley satire of capitalism and racism run amok||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 160: Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp and Tim Wardle’s Three Identical Strangers||The guys review a very big movie about a very tiny pair of heroes this week with the Marvel offering for July, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Also on the docket is another unusual story: a documentary about a set of triplets, separated at birth, who come to find||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 159: Stefano Sollima’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Our Cinematic Gateway Drugs||The release of Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the sequel to Denis Villeneuve's acclaimed 2015 thriller about the U.S.-Mexico drug war, has the guys thinking about the gateway drugs that got them into movies in the first place.||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 158: J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Gary Ross’s Ocean’s 8||Wade and Kevin decide to investigate whether Jurassic Word: Fallen Kingdom is a worthy successor to its ancestors. Then they decide to spend some time with some smooth criminals in the star-studded Ocean's 8, in which Sandra Bullock leads a squad of thi||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 157: Brad Bird’s The Incredibles 2 and Morgan Neville’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor?||The guys tackle two family-friendly flicks on this week's episode, as they review Brad Bird's fourteen-years-in-the-making sequel to Pixar's superhero smash The Incredibles 2.A fond return to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood is on the itinerary as well as Wade||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 156: Paul Schrader’s First Reformed and Ari Aster’s Hereditary||Spiritual warfare can take many forms, as shown by the two films on this week's episode. First up is Wade and Kevin's most anticipated film of the summer, First Reformed, followed by A24's latest foray into horror: Ari Aster's Hereditary.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeeing and Believing 155: Netflix’s Wild Wild Country and Brett Haley’s Hearts Beat Loud||Netflix's new documentary miniseries Wild Wild Country tries to get to the bottom of a 1980s dispute between a religious commune and the Oregon community next door. Also the Nick Offerman-starring Hearts Beat Loud, a feel-good indie movie about a dad tr||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Christians don’t have to be afraid of art and art doesn’t have to be afraid of Christians
I’m so glad a podcast like this exists. The hosts don’t compromise on their faith or their enjoyment of film and are able to have thoughtful conversations on films I love and others I can’t wait to see (now that I’ve heard them discussed).
I want this podcast to get bigger and bigger. I’m sold. Big fan already.
5 Stars for Seeing and Believing
Thoughtful, witty, insightful, and theological conversations about film and culture. Two thumbs up.
Great start, promising future
CAPC does it again! I enjoyed the takes and interview. It’s still new, but it’s a great start and I like where it’s going!