Feb. 1, 2023

Faithspotting "Tar"

Kenny and Mike discuss the and spot faith reflected in the Todd Field film Tar starring Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett.

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Jan. 14, 2023

Faithspotting "The Whale"

Mike and Kenny discuss and spot faith reflected in the latest Darren Arononfsky film, The Whale, starring Brendan Fraser. The film tells the story of Charlie, a 600 lb man who teaches virtul writing classes. Struggling with the health challenges...

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Dec. 26, 2022

Faithspotting "The Banshees of Inisherin

Mike and Kenny discuss and spot faith reflected in the latest film from Academy Award winning Writer / Director Martin McDonagh that reunites him with Colin Farrell and Brendan Glessan. Set in 1923 on an island of the coast of …

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Dec. 19, 2022

Faithspotting "Emancipation"

Kenny and Mike review and discuss the faith elements reflected in the new Apple tv + film starring Will Smith. Among the subjects discussed are the need for another film featuring the struggle to escape from slavery (amidst recent attempts …

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Dec. 3, 2022

Faithspotting "The Fablemans"

Mike and Kenny discuss and spot faith elements reflected in the Steven Spielberg's latest, semi-autobiographical film The Fablemans. The film depicts the future director's initial attraction to making films as a child as well as his continued interest...

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Nov. 18, 2022

Faithspotting All Quiet on the Western Front

Kenny and Mike open the 5th season of Faithspotting by discussing the film and faith issues spotted in the latest film version of Erich Maria Remarque's 1928 novel All Quiet on the Western Front. The 1930 film won the Best …

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Sept. 20, 2022

Faithspotting with "Funny Pages" director Owen Kline Pt. 2

Part two of the faithspotting conversation with the writer / director of the a24 film, Funny Pages, Owen Kline.

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Sept. 13, 2022

Faithspotting with Owen Kline Writer / Director of "Funny Pages"

In the first of two episodes, writer/director Owen Kline joined Kenny and Mike for an extended Zoom interview discussing his new A24 film Funny Pages as well as faith as reflected in film, story, comics and video store experiences. Owen …

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Sept. 4, 2022

Faithspotting Special: Interview with Jaws Screenwriter Carl Gottlieb

Kenny and Mike had the pleasure to interview actor and screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, best known for being the screenwriter for the 1975 film Jaws, one of the most influential and important films in the history of cinema. In addition to …

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Aug. 25, 2022

Faithspotting "Better Call Saul"

Mike and Kenny are "Talking Saul, Talking Bad, and Talking Faith as the popular and critically acclaimed AMC series concludes. There is much to discuss as the second series in the "Breaking Bad Universe" concludes what is arguably the best …

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July 29, 2022

Faithspotting "Nope"

"Nope" is the newest film from writer / director Jordon Peele and re-teams Peele with star Daniel Kaluuya who starred in Peele's breakout directorial film "Get Out." The film co-stars Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott, and Brandon Perea. Other …

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July 22, 2022

Faithspotting "Elvis"

Kenny and Mike discuss Elvis and spot faith elements and concepts reflected in the Baz Luhrmann biopic staring Ausin Butler as Elivs Presley and Tom Hanks as Col. Tom Parker. Faith Spotted: The presentation and nature of temptation. Tom Parker...

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July 15, 2022

Faithspotting "Don't Make Me Go

Kenny and Mike discuss Don't Make Me Go and the faith issues spotted in Amazon Studios film starring John Cho, Mia Isaac and directed by Hannah Marks. Faith Issues: Enjoy and rejoice every day as each day is a gift …

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May 10, 2022

Faithspotting "Calvary"

Christ Figure Series 3rd of 3

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April 29, 2022

Faithspotting "Little Miss Sunshine"

Kenny and Mike continue a series looking at Christ Figures in Film with the 2006 Film Little Miss Sunshine. The film won 2 Oscars, Alan Arkin for supporting actor and Michael Arndt for Screenplay. Ten-year-old Abigail Breslin also received a...

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April 19, 2022

Faithspotting "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

In the first of three episodes looking at Christ Figures in film, Kenny and Mike look at the multiple Academy Award winning film based on Ken Kesey's 1962 novel. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was the second film (It …

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April 7, 2022

Faithspotting Oscar Slap and Response and "The Batman"

Mike and Kenny discuss the 94th Academy Award telecast, Will Smith's slapping Chris Rock, and the subsequent responses and reactions. Also discussed was the impact on the program and award winners and films. In the second half of the episode …

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March 24, 2022

Faithspotting the 2022 Academy Awards

Predictions and Preferences

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March 18, 2022

Faithspotting "Belfast"

"Everlasting Love"

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March 7, 2022

Faithspotting "Being the Ricardos"

Kenny and Mike discuss, and spot faith issues reflected in Academy Award nominated film about the lives of Lucille Ball and Ricky Ricardo. Faith Reflected: The temptation of coveting power, influence, and attention to bear false witness and...

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Feb. 18, 2022

Faithspotting "Nightmare Alley"

Confusing you is the nature of my game "Sympathy for the Devil"

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Feb. 5, 2022

Faithspotting "The Tragedy of Macbeth"

Kenny and Mike discuss the Tragedy of Macbeth and spot faith elements reflected in the Joel Coen film starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. Faith Elements: God's warning against coveting power, influence, wealth etc. vs. contentment in...

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Jan. 30, 2022

Faithspotting "Passing"

Mike and Kenny discuss writer/director Rebecca Hall's Passing and spot faith issues in the film starring Ruth Negga and Tessa Thompson. Faith Reflections Spotted: Identity of all people as Children of God, as expressed in the creation accounts of...

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Jan. 22, 2022

Faithspotting "The Power of the Dog"

Mike and Kenny discuss the The Power of the Dog and spot faith issues reflected in Academy Award winning director Jane Campion's latest film. Faith Issues Spotted: Living in and holding on to one's "glory days" and idolizing people, places …

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