Favorite Films of 2019: The Top Twenty-One

At this point, here are my top 21 films of 2019.


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Overstreet’s Favorite Recordings: 2019

Here it is — a music festival, a playlist, a countdown of my favorite albums of 2019.


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Favorite Recordings of 2019: Honorable Mentions

A prelude to my countdown of 25 favorite records fro 2019, here's a long list of albums that probably deserve to be in that top 25 but... well... math is unforgiving. Explore. Listen. Discover some new favorites.


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My 2019 in Review: An Introduction

Here come the year-end lists! But let's consider their context: It's been a difficult year. We have needed art to revive our sense of vision, to awaken our conscience, to offer us rumors of glory in a darkening world.


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Star Wars, Episode Nine: The Compromise and Demise of Skywalker (2019)

Here's a review of J.J. Abrams' The Rise of Skywalker that follows the example of the movie.


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My #1 Christmas gift recommendation — and five reasons why

I've been asked to recommend five highlights from my many years of reading Image, my favorite literary arts journal. I had difficulty limiting my answer.


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Marin Ireland and Jim Gaffigan star in 2019’s best ghost story

Paul Harrill, director of Something, Anything, returns with another venture into the borderlands between body and spirit, head and heart. But this time, it might not be God that a young woman is discovering. It might be a ghost.


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A Surprisingly Beautiful Day in a Cynical Neighborhood

Another Mr. Roger movie. Another essential vision — for here, for now, for American children and American adults.


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Bored v Ferrari (2019)

Race cars. Guys with clenched jaws. Bromances. Grudge matches. A good wife back home tucking the moppet into bed at night. This is sure to be a big hit.


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