Episode #46 - The Banshees of Inisherin
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We're back... again! After another extended hiatus, Rhys and George are back to the cinema and back to theologically informed pub chat. We caught The Banshees of Inisherin, the latest from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. It's a dark comedy which throws up big questions: how should we spend our time before we die? What's the place of great art in life? Is there a difference between "niceness" and love? Timestamps00:00-05:12 - Intro 05:26-end - The Banshees of Inisherin ..read more
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Episode #45 - Spider-Man: No Way Home
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1y ago
Another biggy that we missed: Spider-Man: No Way Home. Already one of the highest grossing movies of all time, we give our verdict, and talk about why Hollywood is so obsessed with franchises, and whether it's a good thing to want to "heal" all our villains. Timestamps00:00-07:37 - Intro and general MCU overview 07:41-end - Spider-Man: No Way Home review ..read more
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Episode #19 - Sitcom Special - INTERVIEW w/ James Cary
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1y ago
This week, we interview special guest (and friend of the podcast) James Cary, talking about sitcoms from a Christian perspective. James is a professional comedy writer, writing for TV (Miranda, Bluestone 42) and radio, as well as working with stand-up comedian Milton Jones. He's written a number of books, most recently The Sacred Art of Joking (SPCK 2019), and hosts a bunch of podcasts (including Cooper and Cary Have Words, Sitcom Geeks, and Popcorn Parenting). He also sits on the Synod of the Church of England. We talk about his path into comedy, why the sitcom is a "Christian" ge ..read more
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Episode #44 - No Time To Die
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1y ago
No time to record! After another extended hiatus, we're back! We're catching up on big things we've missed in the past few months, starting with No Time To Die. After pondering Bond's enduring popularity and its classic tropes, we give our thoughts on Daniel Craig's 007 swansong. Timstamps00:00-21:14 - Intro and general Bond overview 21:28-end - No Time To Die ..read more
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Episode #26 - Short Filmmaking - INTERVIEW w/ Nev Pierce
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1y ago
We're back from our summer break with special guest Nev Pierce - and this episode was a lot of fun to record! Having spent most of his career as a film journalist (Empire, Total Film, and more), a few years ago Nev started directing. His four short films (most recently Bricks) have been praised by the likes of director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network). Listen in as we talk to Nev about his Christian faith, his work, and his penchant for horror. ShownotesWebsite: http://www.nevillepierce.com/ Short Film: Bricks Other Shorts: Ghosted, Lock In, Promise Film Competition: The Pitch ..read more
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Episode #27 - Christopher Nolan Special and Tenet
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1y ago
In the news, we take a moment to reflect on the career of Chadwick Boseman, after his tragic death from cancer aged 43. Then, a long time coming, it's our bumper length Christopher Nolan special. What can Christians say about the work of the director tasked with saving post-lockdown cinema? We work through Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, and conclude with our review of the much delayed Tenet, picking up on his recurrent themes including obsession, time, self-made realities, and technology, SPOILER WARNING for Tenet and most other films ..read more
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Episode #39 - WandaVision
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1y ago
In this week's news, we talk about the BAFTAs and the upcoming release of The Snyder Cut of Justice League. Then, the whole episode is devoted to WandaVision. We talk about the comfort and community of sitcoms, resurrection hope, and whether hype and "event TV" is good for us as viewers. TimestampsIntro and News - 00:00-06:15 WandaVision - 06:29-end ..read more
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Teaser - Episode #0
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1y ago
Welcome to For Now We See! We're a film journalist (George) and a Bible college student (Rhys), trying to have thoughtful conversations about movies and TV from a Christian perspective. This is a little intro about who we are, and what kind of show we hope this will be. Hope that's alright ..read more
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Episode #29 - The Devil All The Time and Des
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This week, Hollywood is again announcing delays to its biggest pictures. We review Netflix's The Devil All The Time (Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson), discussing its portrayal of Christianity and spiritual abuse. Then, it's ITV mini-series Des (David Tennant), based on the true story of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. We discuss the banality of evil, and why we're all so interested in serial killers anyway. TimestampsIntro and News - 00:00-05:59 The Devil All The Time - 06:14-21:46 Des - 22:00-end ..read more
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Episode #8 - David Copperfield, Uncut Gems, and The Lighthouse
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1y ago
In today's news, we reflect on the life of Kirk Douglas and why Spartacus is still hugely relevant to Christians today (even though Rhys hasn't seen it...) Then, we discuss David Copperfield and (again!) talk about colour-blind casting. We review Adam Sandler's Netflix drama Uncut Gems, discussing why we're drawn to fools and their folly, and how the film illustrates the fact we all go from dust to dust. Then, we get artsy, discussing what The Lighthouse has to say about age, tradition, sex, and church leadership scandals. NEWS: 00:00-18:50 DAV ..read more
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