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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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • 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.