Seeing and Believing 196: Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and CBS’s The Twilight Zone – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/196_The_Man_Who_Killed_Don_Quixote_and_CBSs_The_Twilight_Zone.mp3 Seeing and Believing takes a journey into a realm whose bounds are that of imagination in today’s episode. Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a movie more than two decades in the making, but it’s finally out. With Adam Driver as a creatively frustrated film director and Jonathan Pryce as the eponymous crackpot knight, was this film worth the wait? The Jordan Peele-produced revamp of The Twilight Zone also gets a look this week. The guys…

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Fosse/Verdon Recap, “Who’s Got the Pain?” (Episode 2) – Christian Article

For eight weeks, FX is airing Fosse/Verdon, a limited series about iconic choreographer/director Bob Fosse and legendary dancer Gwen Verdon, his wife and creative partner. Besides being catnip for theater fans, their story raises thoughts and questions about love, art, sacrifice, exploitation, abuse, and other topics that are both timely and timeless. This series explores both the aesthetic aspects of the show and its handling of those topics. There’s no denying it: They made magic together. The second episode of Fosse/Verdon captures…

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CAPC Jr.: Pop Culture Commentary from the Next Generation – Christian Article

“Train up a child in the way he should go…” Here at Christ and Pop Culture, we are working to pass on our ideals of Christian cultural analysis to the next generation of young critics. In that spirit, we present CAPC Jr., in which significant children in the lives of our writers (daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, godchildren) pass on their own unique insights into some of their favorite cultural artifacts. Emerson, age 6 (daughter of Amanda Wortham): Star Wars My…

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The Vital Love of Friendship Stories – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. In the long-running USA comedy series Psych (2006–2014), Shawn Spencer—the grown, hyper-observant son of a police detective—uses skills ingrained in him by his father to fool the Santa Barbara police department into believing he’s a psychic. Shawn (played by James Roday) is both amateur and immature, and alone in his antics, he would fail as a protagonist. Liars are…

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Seeing and Believing 195: David Sandberg’s Shazam! and Garth Davis’s Mary Magdalene – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/195_Shazam_and_Mary_Magdalene.mp3 DC takes another stab at the whole superhero-franchise thing this week with Shazam!, and the guys are on the case. Does the Big-inspired story of 14-year-old Billy Batson’s transformation into an adult-sized caped crusader have anything to recommend it? Also, just in time for Holy Week, Wade and Kevin offer their reviews of the long-awaited Mary Magdalene, the Rooney Marañstarring exploration of a commonly overlooked follower of Jesus Christ during Jesus’ earthly ministry. Music interlude by Honey, “Yellowboy.” Used…

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Fosse/Verdon Recap: “Life Is a Cabaret” (Episode 1) – Christian Article

For eight weeks, FX is airing Fosse/Verdon, a limited series about iconic choreographer/director Bob Fosse and legendary dancer Gwen Verdon, his wife and creative partner. Besides being catnip for theater fans, their story raises thoughts and questions about love, art, sacrifice, exploitation, abuse, and other topics that are both timely and timeless. This series explores both the aesthetic aspects of the show and its handling of those topics. Shows and movies with strictly linear timelines have fallen somewhat out of…

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Seeing and Believing 181: Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/Seeing_and_Believing_181.mp3 Merry Christmas from Seeing & Believing! Our last episode before Christmas starts off with a bang as we take a look at the much-buzzed-about Roma, Netflix’s latest shot at Oscar gold. Does Alfonso Cuaron’s highly personal film about a domestic worker in 1970s Mexico deserve the hype it’s been getting, or will the high expectations be dashed by cold reality? We also offer a little something for the superhero fans in our audience with our review of Spider-Man: Into…

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Finding Community in Season 2 of Atypical – Christian Article

When the Netflix original series Atypical premiered in the summer of 2017, I was skeptical. Too often shows that feature autistic characters perpetuate unhelpful stereotypes or otherwise exploit autism tropes for cheap emotional appeal. However, I was quickly and happily surprised when the mini-series used Sam—the show’s main character—and his autism not to paint him as atypical, but rather to draw out the atypicality of the human condition—particularly the manner in which human beings love (and sometimes fail to love)…

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On the Ninth Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Nine Nights of Netflix – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. Man, the last twelve months were weird for sure, filled with personal challenges and change. I moved…

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Ten Supers Saving – Christian Article

For each day of Twelvetide, Christ and Pop Culture writers will point to some of the cultural goodness that gives hope in the midst of life’s messyness. It’s our version of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song, filled with things our writers have found to be life-giving. Some entries are 2018 artifacts, some are from years past. All of them point us to hope. Comic lovers, rejoice! Not that it’s new news at this point, over ten years into the renaissance…

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Seeing and Believing 182: James Wan’s Aquaman and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/Seeing_and_Believing_182.mp3 Seeing and Believing’s first episode of 2019 sees them tying up some loose ends from 2018! On the docket: 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? Ring in the New Year with an episode that answers these questions and others! Music interlude by Bitty Beats, “Seven Hundred Miles.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0. Theme music by Alexander Osborn…

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Seeing and Believing 183 | Our Top Ten Films of 2018! – Christian Article

http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/Seeing_and_Believing_183.mp3 In this super-sized episode, the guys offer their picks for the best films of 2018! The past year has been a crazy one, not least because of the multitude of excellent films to be released. Does Paddington 2 get its due? Do Wade and Kevin continue the wave for First Reformed? Perhaps most importantly of all, where does Gotti fit into all of this? Join us as we watch 2018 take a victory lap! Wade’s list on Letterboxd Kevin’s…

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