Strange Negotiations (2019)

Brandon Vedder's portrait of David Bazan follows the rock star through harrowing experiences of fear, doubt, betrayal,…

Knife in the Water (1962)

Another in my "Less than 500 words" reviews: I finally caught up with Roman Polanski's breakout thriller.

A Hidden Life (2019)

A Hidden Life is a movie that I wish every moviegoer in the world would experience on the big screen while they have…

1917: a forgettable war story cleverly staged

Even if we grant 1917 the distinction of being the first war film to play from beginning to end as one unbroken scene,…

Favorite Films of 2019: The Top Twenty-One

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

Overstreet’s Favorite Recordings: 2019

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

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

Bored v Ferrari (2019)

Race cars. Guys with clenched jaws. Bromances. Grudge matches. A good wife back home tucking the moppet into bed at…

Light From Light: A Looking Closer Film Forum

Until I can finish my own review, here's a round table of reviews worth reading that represent a range of perspectives…

Cinemarginalia: Justin Chang & Ins Choi at The Glen Workshop; Criterion sale; Scorsese in Seattle

You can spend a week in Santa Fe with Justin Chang, Ins Choi, Over the Rhine, and more. Also: The new Scorsese film is…

Overstreet Radio: Wilco, Lucy Dacus, Innocence Mission, R.E.M., Bruce Cockburn, and more

Here's a long list of new songs that are heating up my cold autumn days. Enjoy!