Spielberg’s New Challenge: No… Not "War of the Worlds"

This is the Spielberg film I can’t wait to see.

It sounds like the most interesting post-Raiders of the Lost Ark project he’s attempted.

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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.

  • jasdye

    Road to Perdition was decent. But not substantial. American Beauty was neither, although pretending to be both and at a superb level of them.

    I couldn’t stand the pretentiousness of the movie. I could never finish it.

  • Gary Scott

    Wimsey is a gas! Wimsey types with an accent! I want Wimsey to meet Greta, the Golden Retriever who has me so well trained. What an excellent understanding of dogs. How do you find this stuff?

  • BethR

    RE: animal blogging:

    1. If I were an animal named Wimsey, I would be able to spell better. Lord Peter is spinning in his fictional grave.

    2. I once had a cat named Wimsey. He disdained cutesiness. Maybe it was the tuxedo…

    3. However, I do have a picture of my current cat on my website. But that’s as far as I’m going.

  • Justin

    For the most part I usually respect your opinion Jeffery, just not this time. How can you call Sam Mendes’ first two films “duds”? I have to agree with Anders on this one. I will admit that “Jarhead’ doesn’t look very appealing, but I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss it either.

  • Anders

    While he may be right (though I doubt it since I disagree on American Beauty and Road To Perdition), I find it really difficult to get excited about anything Poland ever has to say. As someone who has a high opinion of your thoughts, Jeffrey, would you mind explaining to me exactly what it is you find worthwhile in some of the things that Poland writes, because I just don’t get him.