Overstreet in Lockdown: 20th Century Women

I recently caught up with director Mike Mills's film 20th Century Women and wished I'd seen it earlier to include it in…


Overstreet in Lockdown: Onward

Looking for an escape from sheltering-at-home familiarity, I turned to America's most reliable animation studio. But…


Overstreet in Lockdown, Part One: Cléo from 5 to 7

In which I begin posting thoughts on the movies I'm watching during the 2020 season of COVID-19 lockdown. First up? A…


Hard times are good times for Auralia’s Colors

The people of House Abascar have been betrayed by false promises and robbed of colors, robbed of hope. But there are…


In the midst of trouble and grief… a joyous day!

Celebrate with people from 40 countries, in 25 language, as we announce the Good News to the world.


Before Mulan… we had Whale Rider.

Before you see Niki Caro's reinvention of Mulan, discover her 2003 film about another young female hero who subverts…


Catching up with a Varda masterpiece: 1985’s Vagabond

My enthusiasm for Agnes Varda's documentaries has prompted many to recommend her narrative features. This week, I…


Catching up with The Kid Who Would Be King

Joe Cornish's latest is something less than a chip off the ol' Attack the Block.


Gold thieves, an artist, two cops, and a storm of bullets

Dazzling and hyperviolent, Let the Corpses Tan is one of the most creative thrillers I've seen in years. But take a…


El Sur: a father–daughter dance for the ages

In which I catch up with a 1983 masterpiece — a father-daughter dance for the ages.


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.