Overstreet

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About Overstreet

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    Sometimes, there's a man.
  • Birthday 10/09/1970

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    Shoreline, WA (home) Seattle, WA (work)

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    Novelist; film reviewer; editor
  • Favorite movies
    http://letterboxd.com/j_overstreet/list/jeffrey-overstreets-favorite-films/
  1. Loved it.
  2. Title: Something, AnythingDirector: Paul HarrillYear: 2014Language: EnglishIMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2461126/YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/29428-something-anything-2014/
  3. Title: Picnic at Hanging RockDirector: Peter WeirYear: 1975Language: English, FrenchIMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073540/YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/638-picnic-at-hanging-rock/
  4. Title: Almost FamousDirector: Cameron CroweYear: 2000Language: EnglishIMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181875/YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
  5. Title: The Secret of KellsDirector: Tomm MooreYear: 2009Language: EnglishIMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485601/?ref_=nv_sr_1YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/24766-the-secret-of-kells/
  6. Title: Close Encounters of the Third KindDirector: Steven SpielbergYear: 1977Language: English, French, SpanishIMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075860/YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/15996-close-encounters-of-the-third-kind/
  7. Title: Wings of DesireDirector: Wim WendersYear: 1987Language: German, English, French, Turkish, Hebrew, Spanish, JapaneseIMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093191/YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): There is one! From 2003! http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/224-wings-of-desire-1987/
  8. Title: The New WorldDirector: Terrence MalickYear: 2005Language: English / AlgonquinIMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0402399/YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/1900-the-new-world-2005/
  9. It's not currently streaming anywhere. It might show up on Filmstruck soon, since it's a Criterion title.
  10. Mine too, unless you include documentaries. I've seen it three times now, and it just gets sweeter. So, how many people here noticed the two amazing cameo appearances among Paterson's bus passengers? (I think it's in-your-face obvious, but I've seen the movie with folks who didn't recognize them at all.) WAIT — before you answer, you might want to spoiler-text any reply. It's too good of a surprise to ruin for people. To Tyler's question: I think the emphasis on twins is playful in a variety of ways. First of all, his wife dreams that they become the parents of twins. He jokingly says, "One for each of us." The idea lodges in his subconscious, and he starts seeing them everywhere. And we've all had that experience, right? You learn a new word, and suddenly you realize that it's all around you and you've just never noticed. Also, one of his poems begins "We have plenty of matches in our house." The word "matches" becomes a flexible term, just like it would for an attentive poet. He has "matches on the brain," so to speak. This is so typical of poets. Multiple meanings for words don't just occur to them; being aware of a variety of definitions for a word awakens you to creative possibilities of expression and interpretation. Also, when you see twins, you immediately start looking for subtle differences. Paterson is an observer of subtleties.
  11. The excerpt Brian posted above works just fine as a review of Knight of Cups, in my opinion. (I revisited that last night.)
  12. Streaming on Netflix in the U.S.
  13. I've seen all kinds of stories about characters who suffer severely. Some of them were characters who seemed real to me. Others didn't. Chiron didn't. It's a matter of characterization. He seemed contrived to me. I also haven't seen particularly compelling evidence of how Chiron "resonated so deeply with the Black and gay community." I've seen a lot of enthusiasm from moviegoers who talk a lot more about how excited they are to see a well-crafted film about Black characters and about gay characters — and that is, indeed, something worth celebrating. But most of the buzz has been about how "we finally have a well made movie of this kind" and the socio-political significance of that than about the details of Chiron's character. This is now "Sheesh, stop hurting so much." This is about storytelling. Teaching fiction, I see a lot of stories coming from students which are the same story — a cipher-like character suffers the outrageous behaviors of crazy parents, intolerant neighbors, abusive lovers, etc., etc., and it's my job to help them find a *story* in there. Please keep in mind — I did not dislike this movie. I just found aspects of it frustrating and disappointing, so that I did not experience much suspension of disbelief. That's not a fact I can turn back the clock and change. Don't make me into Moonlight's enemy.
  14. Now streaming on Amazon Prime in the U.S.
  15. Spoiler-ish footage.