Lee Isaac Chung Week, Day Five: a review of Abigail Harm

Lee Isaac Chung's strangest film isn't easy to watch. Nor is it easy to forget. But it is well worth seeking out for its cautionary tale of a compromising love affair, mystical visitors from "up…

Lee Isaac Chung Week, Day Four: two epic conversations with the director of Minari

In June of 2009, I met Lee Isaac Chung for the first time. We talked about his first feature film Munyurangabo. Nine summers later, I sat down with Chung to talk again — this time about his…

Do the Wrong Thing: a portrait of betrayal in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

Compelling, occasionally impressive in its cinematographic finesse,…

Lee Isaac Chung Week: Day One

This week, I'm celebrating the theatrical and streaming release of "Minari" in…

In space, no one can hear you scream. But on a podcast?

Listen to the latest episode of Looking Closer, which features a conversation…

Overstreet’s 39 Favorite Films of 2020

Consider this a travel journal full of wonders, escapes, thrills, wisdom, and…

This Is Chad Hartigan: a conversation with the director of “Little Fish”

In this episode of the Looking Closer podcast, filmmaker Chad Hartigan talks…