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Overstreet

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  • Birthday 10/09/1970

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

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    Novelist; film reviewer; editor
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  1. Overstreet

    Roma (2018)

    It's a crowded dark side. I shared similar experiences of detachment back on December 8 on Letterboxd. But then, I haven't found Cuaron compelling since Children of Men.
  2. Title: La Jetée Director: Chris Marker Year: 1962 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056119/?ref_=nm_knf_i4 YouTube Link: Arts and Faith link: 
  3. Title: World of Tomorrow Director: Don Herzfeldt Year: 2015 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4171032/ YouTube Link: Arts and Faith link: 
  4. Thank you, all, for investing time and honesty in this. I'm realizing how much I miss the substantial conversations I remember having with so many of you... what seems like many years ago. I want to share some things myself, but every time I start to write something I feel overwhelmed. Part of that is work-related fatigue. Part of that is my inability to paraphrase the tangle of troubles and questions that currently make up my heart. Let me sum it up like this: I've been trying to write a simple 1,000-word review of 24 Frames for more than a month now. Just as Michael lost his capacity to focus on film for a while, I seem incapable of writing anything but scribbles and notes these days. It feels like America's sudden nosedive into flagrant depravity on the global stage has burned something out in me. In my better moments, I know it isn't a total burnout. But the simultaneity — in November 2016 — of Anne's medical crisis and the 2016 election, within a few months of the moment when I suddenly quit my job of thirteen years because of medical complications stemming from emotional abuse in the workplace... all of that left me wrestling with several kinds of trauma. And the insane busyness of my new career — as rewarding as the work is, and as grateful as I am for it — has kept me from the time, the silence, the prayers, and the counseling I know I need. I just keep working, the days keep passing, and I don't write or heal or grow. So I don't know how to write about faith right now. But this conversation is rich, and I'm taking it as a challenge to make the time, come back, and get involved. I do still love this community.
  5. Title: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Director: Terry Gilliam Year: 1988 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096764/ YouTube Link: Arts and Faith: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/19415-the-adventures-of-baron-munchausen/
  6. OMG, GUYS. Title: Nobody's Fool Director: Robert Benton Year: 1994 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110684/ YouTube Link:
  7. Title: Mrs. Dalloway Director: Marleen Gorris Year: 1997 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119723/ YouTube Link:
  8. Title: 35 Shots of Rum Director: Claire Denis Year: 2008 Language: French IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1100048/ YouTube Link: Arts and Faith: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/24377-35-shots-of-rum/
  9. If they have not been seconded, I second Phantom Thread and Mirror (Zerkalo). Title: Poetry Director: Lee Chang Dong Year: 2010 Language: Korean IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1287878/ YouTube Link: Arts and Faith:
  10. Title: Marjorie Prime Director: Michael Almereyda Year: 2017 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4978710/ Arts and Faith:
  11. Title: Last Orders Director: Fred Schepisi Year: 2001 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253200/ A&F Thread, if one: None.
  12. Forgive me if this has been nominated or discussed already. I'm just now showing up, and I didn't see any of these on a quick scan through the list. Title: 35 Up Director: Michael Apted Year: 1992 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101254/ YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
  13. I second A Wrinkle in Time (because, as disappointed as I am in the film, it does explore faith-related questions to some extent, and it does bring some of L'Engle's ideas to the screen). I also second The Favourite. Am I allowed to second films I haven't seen? If so, I'll second Pope Francis, Wildlife, and Blaze, because I want to see all three of those before final voting, and because reviews have convinced me that they are worth considering in our vote. Am I allowed to nominate films I haven't seen? I've been reading a lot of really intriguing reviews of Border.
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