Tidal Wave of Raves for The Life Aquatic

Peppered with CAPITALIZED EXPLETIVES (you’ve been warned), the early screening “reviews” (better: unedited, sloppy, gushing superlatives) are coming in after a screening of Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” the film I’m more anxious to see than anything since The Return of the King.

Here’s the link to the foulmouthed fanboys at Ain’t-It-Cool News, declaring what may well become the movie to beat at the Oscars this year. Bill Murray’s time has come. Well, it came last year, but the Academy blew it, so, for crying out loud, HIS TIME HAS COME.

Time to go out and rent The Royal Tenenbaums, a brilliant comedy about family, divorce, and ultimately… grace.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

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    I’ve been excited about this ever I saw the full-color two page ad in the Los Angeles Times Calendar section. It’s on my classroom wall.


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