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Jesus plays a surprisingly prominent role in the new Coen Brothers movie.
A powerful man sitting behind a desk? Check. A suitcase full of money? Check. A night drive on a dark and winding road? Check. High-speed banter à la Preston Sturges? You betcha. Yes, indeed — Hail Caesar! is a movie by Joel and Ethan Coen. It has all of the
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Lauren Wilford: "A fictional bride helped me be a better woman, but it wasn’t Princess Buttercup. It was The Bride ... the furious hero of Quentin Tarantino’s two-part revenge epic Kill Bill."
Lauren Wilford at Christ and Pop Culture: A fictional bride helped me be a better woman, but it wasn’t Princess Buttercup. It was The Bride (Uma Thurman), the furious hero of Quentin Tarantino’s two-part revenge epic Kill Bill. Skeptical? I think Lauren would understand that. But you’ve got to read
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FREE BOOKS. Better yet — free books by Gregory Wolfe. Giveaway details here...
I have three copies of Gregory Wolfe‘s new book The Operation of Grace, and I’m giving them away. But I want them to go to readers who appreciate the author. Do you? Then read on, and you’ll find out how to put your name in this hat. I’ve been watching and learning
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Have a meaningful Halloween.
I can’t think of a better way to observe Halloween than to revisit 2011’s Arts and Faith Top 25 Horror Films list, hosted by Image. Are there any films from the last four years that you think deserve a place on this list? What about Scott Derrickson’s Sinister? Or maybe a
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I've hit "replay" on five songs this week. Want to hear them?
It’s Friday. I have a long paper to write, and a Sunday evening deadline. I’m tired. I need a new heartbeat. And I’ve found it, thanks to one of my new favorite records of the year: Mbongwana Star’s In Kinshasa. Here’s a new video for that song, as well as some
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A few thoughts upon waking into a world without David Bowie...
Before I turned out the light last night, I was listening to David Bowie and reading about his extraordinary new album, Blackstar, trying to figure out how to scratch the surface of its complexity in a review. I fell asleep thinking about it. Then I woke up and saw the
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What happens to you when you hear Mahalia Jackson sing "Away in a Manger"? Here's what happens to me...
“Away in a Manger” is a song about safety, but it also reminds us of Christ’s compassion for us in difficult hours and on dark roads. Share ThisTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditTumblrPinterestEmail…
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75 years ago today, all of these fellows were involved in something extraordinary...
75 years ago today, Disney’s Fantasia — directed by Norman Ferguson — opened. It was the first of its kind in many ways, most notably in that it was the first film presented in stereophonic sound (a speaker was positioned, with others on either side of it). And it remains the
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It's been 23 years. Can we safely say that A River Runs Through It is Robert Redford's masterpiece?
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Why we need The Innocence Mission.
The Innocence Mission shows us that the more an artist acknowledges and expresses the brokenness we know in this life, the more meaningful her praises of beauty and declarations of hope become. Sha…
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I recorded a chat with performing artist and novelist Andrew Peterson in a church parking lot in Nashville on Saturday night. Here it is...
Jeffrey Overstreet interviews Andrew Peterson about his joyous new album, ‘The Burning Edge of Dawn’. Share ThisTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditTumblrPinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading...
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Author, editor, lecturer & teacher. Novelist ("Auralia's Colors," "The Ale Boy's Feast"). Award-winning film reviewer (IMAGE, Paste, Christianity Today) and author of "Through a Screen Darkly." Blogger: jeffreyoverstreet.com. Earning a masters in creative writing.
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Teacher and lecturer on 1) creative writing (fiction, creative nonfiction); 2) film interpretation and criticism; 3) creativity and the power of play. Now scheduling lectures and workshops for 2015-16. Will speak at Houston Baptist University's Annual Writers Conference in 2015. Formerly a Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College.

Author of the novels "Auralia's Colors," "Cyndere's Midnight," "Raven's Ladder," and "The Ale Boy's Feast" (The Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Gruop) as well as a memoir of dangerous moviegoing called "Through a Screen Darkly" (Regal Books).

Contributing editor to Seattle Pacific University's Response magazine; project manager in University Communications office.

Film critic at LookingCloser.org and Imagejournal.org. (Formerly a film critic and columnist for Christianity Today, 2000-2009, print and online)

Married to poet / freelance editor / gardener extraordinaire Anne Maureen Doe Overstreet, author of "Delicate Machinery Suspended" (T.S. Poetry Press, 2011).

Blogger: Looking Closer with Jeffrey Overstreet

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Do the Coens believe in God? Can we even say that for sure? Do they believe in the non-rational, the supernatural? Or are they just prankste

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In the Company of Women, Part 1
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I avoided reading about the trial of Jerry Sandusky—the Penn State assistant football coach recently convicted on forty-five counts of child

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“It's the rhythm in rock music that summons the demons,” said the church community of my childhood. So I took my musical thrills where I cou

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