High Fidelity (2002)

Digging through the archives, I've found an old favorite and I'm taking it for a spin. Here's my original Year 2000 review of High Fidelity.


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Ash is Purest White (2019)

Jia Zhangke delivers a wildly ambitious epic of a gangster's girlfriend thrown overboard into Chinese capitalism's unmerciful storms. Go see it. (Caution: Part Two of this essay examines the film's confounding conclusion, so — spoilers!)


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Shrek (2001)

Lo and behold—archaeologists digging deep in the Looking Closer archives have unearthed Overstreet's original 2001 review of Shrek.


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Chungking Express (1994)

A brief reflection on Wong Kar-wai's Chungking Express.


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24 Frames (2018)

In which Overstreet returns to writing about movies for Good Letters with a celebration of Abbas Kiarostami's final, enigmatic, meditative movie.


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A Star is Born (2018)

Bradley Cooper's big remake of A Star is Born strums all those predictable chords so hard, all the strings start breaking.


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Ready Player One (2018)

Spielberg gets lost in nostalgia, serving up a flashy but frustrating contradiction.


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