Ava Duvernay and Disney’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time has people all over the place wondering how the beloved novel does on the big screen. Wade and Kevin intend to find out. Then they plumb events a little closer to Earth with their review of The Death of Stalin, the latest black-humored political satire from writer/director Armando Iannucci. What happens when a despot with a cult of personality and a coterie of sycophants dies suddenly, leaving a power vacuum behind?
Seeing & Believing goes on an expedition into the dark, weird, and dreamlike this week. First, Wade and Kevin journey into the heart of “the Shimmer” with their review of Alex Garland’s latest sci-fi mind-trip, Annihilation. Then they turn to consider Abbas Kiarostami’s final film, the documentary 24 Frames. It may not be sci-fi, but it’s definitely a mind-trip, and the guys try to unpack the ideas binding together the twenty-four vignettes that make up the film.