Can’t Stop the Signal: Flashback to a Meeting with Joss Whedon and the Firefly Cast

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Seven years ago this week, I stepped into a room in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for what would become one of the most memorable experiences of my film-reviewing career.I'd been invited to a press event for the release of Serenity, the long-awaited feature film written and directed by Joss Whedon that would give fans of the prematurely canceled television series Firefly a last, bittersweet visit to that fantastic galaxy far, far away.I joined a small group of journalists for … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine will orchestrate the sunset in Seattle on Monday

To celebrate Over the Rhine's upcoming outdoor concert at Bumbershoot in Seattle (It's supposed to be an 80-degree day!), I've brought back three different conversations I've had with Linford Detweiler over the last 11 years. … [Read more...]

Through the Eyes of Angels, Cowboys, and Christians: A tribute to Wim Wenders, and an appreciation of his films.

This interview was originally published at Looking Closer in 2006. An abridged version of this feature and interview was previously published at Christianity Today Movies.-A movie star is sitting on an old couch in the middle of the street in Butte, Montana. … [Read more...]

America’s Heart and Soul: An interview with Louis Schwartzberg

Hope for Where We're Going Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg talks with Jeffrey Overstreet about America's Heart and Soul, his greatest teacher, and a story that he unfortunately had to cut from the film.•Filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg has collected 25 interviews with memorable, remarkable Americans and sewn it together in an array of breathtaking cinematography to inspire us with a vision of dedication, determination, and imagination.Click here for Jeffrey's review of America's Heart and … [Read more...]

The Faith of the Author of “The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford” (I love prepositional phrases!)

An interview with Ron Hansen, the acclaimed novelist who wrote Mariette in Ecstasy and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, has just been posted at The Christian Century.Hansen's work has also been published in Image.(H/T to Darrel Manson for the link.) … [Read more...]

TitleTrakk interview

Kevin Lucia at TitleTrakk asked me some questions about Auralia's Colors. Like these: … [Read more...]

"Through a Screen Darkly" hits Australia

When I was a kid, I always liked the story about The Little Engine that Could.I'm reminded of that as I occasionally find mentions of Through a Screen Darkly on blogs. It just keeps chugging along, finding new readers everywhere. It's nice to see folks like Brian Rice continuing to discover it and share it with others. I'm glad it's proving useful.This week, the book will be introduced to yet another audience: Radio listeners in Australia. … [Read more...]

Part 1 of a New Interview… at Culture.ish.

Jason Panella interviewed me for a website called culture.ish.Part One of our conversation was posted this week. Bookmark it so you can go back later, for Part Two.Here are Panella's questions:When did you first realize the importance of taking a critical/thoughtful approach to viewing films? How did you end up as a film reviewer? What is the role of the film critic?Those are challenging pitches to hit, but I took a couple of good swings. You be the judge as to whether I … [Read more...]

Crown Video asks about "Through a Screen Darkly"

Here's the latest online interview I've done about Through a Screen Darkly.Tim Willson of Crown Video asked me some questions. … [Read more...]

On the Radio with Steve Brown, Kim Jeffries

Tune in to Steve Brown Etc.  We're talking about examining beauty, truth, and evil at the movies... and thus we're talking about Through a Screen Darkly.And later: Kim Jeffries at Along the Way. … [Read more...]


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