Archives for July 25, 2011

127 Hours (2010)

[This review by Jeffrey Overstreet was originally published at Seattle Pacific University's Response.]-Imagine falling into a crack in the earth, and getting trapped there for several days, your arm pinned by an immovable boulder. Such a calamity would probably test your faith. Would you question the existence of God? Cry out to him? Give up on him?Danny Boyle’s film about Aron Ralston’s ordeal is supposed to be about the long hours of the climber’s struggle for survival while stuck … [Read more...]

The King’s Speech (2010)

[This review by Jeffrey Overstreet appeared in abridged versions at Image and at Seattle Pacific University's Response.]-Tom Hooper’s movie The King's Speech is made of close-ups.And that makes sense. It’s about a speech impediment, one that almost prevented the Duke of York from fulfilling his duties when he became King George IV. … [Read more...]

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

My first impressions of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the 2010 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, are published at Image, on the blog called Good Letters. … [Read more...]