Specials: National Board of What?; Time Out on NY Critics; Battlestar Galactica

“The National Board of Review” – impressive name, no credibility
At Hollywood Elsewhere today, Jeffrey Wells links to Roger Friedman’s bit about the National Board of (not-so-credible) Review. Who are they to be naming the Best Films of 2006? Find out.

And speaking of reviewers…

Time Out rates the New York film critics
Nice to see a best list of the film critics for a change… as if what they do might actually be important.

Battlestar Galactica: Slate talks with the writers of the best series on television
(It’s still hard for me to believe that I’m calling Battlestar Galactica “the best series on television.” But these writers, along with the cast and the special effects team, have earned that title.)

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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.


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