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More worthwhile reading on The Avengers and The Tree of Life

There are so many reviews and commentaries on The Avengers out there, it’s kind of ridiculous.

But that doesn’t mean you won’t find some sharp needles in the haystack.

Here are a couple that I found particularly, um… sharp.

Anthony Lane in The New Yorker

Michael Leary at Filmwell

And speaking of movies that have conquered massive internet territory, here’s a thoughtful new piece on The Tree of Life by Nick Olson.

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Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is an author and a professor with an MFA in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University. He teaches writing (Seattle Pacific University, Covenant College) and film studies (Houston Baptist University). His books include an exploration of film and faith (Through a Screen Darkly, Baker, 2007) and a 4-volume fantasy epic (The Auralia Thread, Random House, 2007-11). He has lectured at universities, conferences, and churches in the U.S. and abroad. He has been a columnist at Christianity Today and Image, and his writing has been recognized by The New Yorker and indieWire. Want to invite him to write, teach, or speak? Email joverstreet@gmail.com.