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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 teacher. His books include a cinematic memoir (Through a Screen Darkly, Regal, 2007) and a four-volume fantasy epic (The Auralia Thread, Random House, 2007-11). For more than 15 years he has lectured at universities, conferences, and churches in the U.S. and abroad. His writing on faith and art, recognized by The New Yorker and indieWire, has been published in Christianity Today and Image (where he has been a columnist); and in Books & Culture, Comment, Paste, and more. He's earning a masters in creative writing at SPU. Want to invite him to teach or speak about creative writing or cinema? Email