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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
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  1. It's brilliant. SDG — I have a feeling that you, in particular, are going to love this one. Halfway through, it felt like "minor Dardennes," if there is such a thing. By the conclusion, I had changed my mind about that. Here are some notes I posted on Letterboxd:
  2. Easily my favorite of the year so far. My review.
  3. I couldn't get through it a second time. So boring, grim, overcrowded, and derivative in ways big and small. This is the first Star Wars film that I'm confident I won't watch a third time.
  4. Loved it.
  5. 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/
  6. 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/
  7. Title: Almost FamousDirector: Cameron CroweYear: 2000Language: EnglishIMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181875/YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
  8. 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/
  9. 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/
  10. 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/
  11. 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/
  12. It's not currently streaming anywhere. It might show up on Filmstruck soon, since it's a Criterion title.
  13. 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.
  14. The excerpt Brian posted above works just fine as a review of Knight of Cups, in my opinion. (I revisited that last night.)
  15. Streaming on Netflix in the U.S.