Overstreet Archives: 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…

Zhao Tao burns bright in Ash is Purest White

Jia Zhangke delivers a wildly ambitious epic of a gangster's girlfriend thrown overboard into Chinese capitalism's…

Photo by Kylie Wilkerson — 2019.

Love & Revelation: a ‘magic hour’ with Over the Rhine

Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist return with songs of ruin, loss, and hard-won hope.

From Bamboozled to BlacKkKlansman: A conversation about Spike Lee Joints

In the latest episode of North by Pacific Northwest, I discusses Spike Lee’s films with cinephile, writer, and frequent…

Overstreet Archives: Shrek (2001)

Lo and behold—archaeologists digging deep in the Looking Closer archives have unearthed Overstreet's original 2001…

The Coen Brothers: Winning With Losers

"Coen losers tend to stay losers." — Damian Arlyn on the Coen brothers' characters

Chungking Express (1994): <500 Words

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

24 Frames: thoughts on Kiarostami’s last film

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

Overstreet Archives: The Matrix Trilogy (1999 – 2003)

In the first post of a new treasure hunt in this website's archives, Overstreet digs up his original reviews of The…

The best book-to-movie achievements… and the worst

In which I talk about the art of book-to-movie productions, a lot of great movies, and a few terrible movies, with…

Three professors profess their love for The Secret of Kells

Listen as Jeffrey Overstreet welcomes Dr. Christine Chaney and Dr. Brian Bantum from Seattle Pacific University to a…

A tale of two podcasts: my visits to Forma and Libromania

In which I find myself as a special guest on two separate podcasts, both of them hosted by David Kern, for…

Good with crayons? Enter Auralia’s Coloring Contest.

As the four volumes of The Auralia Thread reach their decennial anniversaries, here's a challenge for imaginations of…