Overstreet Archives: A Very Long Engagement (2004)

A blast from the past: Here's my original review of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's World War One epic.


The Quarry: murder, scripture, and Southern Gothic style

Set in a world rich with echoes of Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy, The Quarry's story of a fake preacher and a…


It’s Groundhog Day in Palm Springs

Palm Springs plays with a familiar formula, and its innovations are diminished by its crassness and the flimsiness of…


Da 3 Movies in Da 5 Bloods

Spike Lee's latest multi-tasking movie is a ferocious work of passion and Gospel that succeeds in spite of its stumbles…


Extra Ordinary Ghost-busting in Ireland

The second big paranormal-thriller surprise of the summer (after The Vast of Night), Extra Ordinary is the funniest…


Catching Up With The Bling Ring

When those that qualify as the 2% won't rest until they've stolen their way into the 1% — The Bling Ring is a…


Why The Vast of Night hits close to home

Like 2019's Prospect, Amazon's new sci-fi thriller The Vast of Night makes magic with modest resources and gives us the…


Predators in academia: Shirley’s search for lost girls

Shirley, driven by great performances from Elizabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg, is dark, strange, and unnervingly…


Raised by 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…


Onward’s Frivolous Fantasy

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