Secrets of Movies and TV Shows

A podcast that delves into movies and TV shows, both new and classic, looking at them from a fan’s perspective and going beyond the surface to the hidden layers and deeper meanings.

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Recent Episodes

The Secrets of the Real Father Stu - Who was the real Father Stu behind the movie character? Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Cory Sticha, and Joanne Mercier discuss Fr. Cory's memories of Father Stu, plus how the biopic depicts priestly life and formation and its reminder of the beauty of redemptive suffering.
The Secrets of A Man for All Seasons - The story of St. Thomas More came to the big screen in a classic 1996 film. Dom Bettinelli, Mike Creavey, and Mike Denz discuss the movie and how it portrays the great saint of conscience in public service, including how his example still applies today.
The Secrets of Blade Runner 2049 - Bookending their look at the Blade Runner films, Thomas Sanjurjo, Thomas Salerno, and Jack Baruzzini discuss the sequel and its continued exploration of what it means to be human, including whether replicants and AIs can have souls.
The Secrets of Jaws - The first summer blockbuster, Jaws has had wide impact on our cultures, our attitudes about sharks and open water, and on films in general. Dom Bettinelli, Mike Denz, and Thomas Salerno discuss this Spielberg classic.
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness – Coffee and Cinema - Madness! Dom Bettinelli and Fr. Chip Hines have their instant hot take on the new MCU movie, including discussion of Messiah complexes, finding happiness, and whether audience superhero fatigue is on the horizon.