A Novelist, A Horror Filmmaker, and Two Critics: Conversations Worth Hearing

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I love it when people I love interview people I love. … [Read more...]

Hey, Moviegoers: You’re Invited to a Secret Seattle Q&A [Updated: Robert Horton Details]

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If you could meet and interrogate your local film critics, free of charge, would you do it? … [Read more...]

My Interview with World Vision Photographer Jon Warren (Plus: Some of His Favorite Images)

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I love interviewing artists. And I've enjoyed a wild array of unforgettable interviews. Some of them have puzzled me. Some have inspired me. Some have become close friends.But few of those opportunities have been as exciting as this one... … [Read more...]

A Film About Reno Without Casinos? A Film About Faith Without Preaching?

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So many things make Chad Hartigan's film This is Martin Bonner remarkable.In my interview with this impressive young director, just published at Seattle Pacific University's Response website, I focused on only a couple of things that set his sophomore effort apart from other recent films. And it was a pleasure to speak with, and to thank, Hartigan for this — which will easily rate among my Top 10 films of 2013. (It's in the top three on my list so far. I posted my first impressions of the f … [Read more...]

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...]

“All of It was Music”—Pete Horner’s World of Sound, Part 2

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Here is Part Two of my interview with Pete Horner, the Emmy-nominated sound designer for Hemingway and Gellhorn. Don't read it without first reading Part One here. It was originally published at Good Letters, the blog hosted by Image.-“All of It Was Music”—Pete Horner’s World of Sound, Part 2Air travel and a head cold—it’s a hellish combination. Your ears swell shut and your head feels like it’s exploding.It’s an experience that disturbed Pete Horner. “I felt disconnected from the … [Read more...]

“All of It Was Music”—Pete Horner’s World of Sound, Part 1

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Congratulations to Pete Horner, who is here with me at The Glen Workshop this week in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pete has been nominated for two Emmys for his work on HBO's new movie Hemingway and Gellhorn. To celebrate, I'm reposting my interview with Pete, which occurred several months ago as he was working on that project. It was originally published at Good Letters, the blog hosted by Image.-“All of It Was Music”—Pete Horner’s World of Sound, Part 1In 2010, I had the privilege of leadi … [Read more...]

Blue Like Jazz (2012): A Conversation with Steve Taylor

My review of Blue Like Jazz was published at Filmwell.org several days ago.But that was just the warm-up.My conversation with director Steve Taylor has just been published on the website of Seattle Pacific University's Response magazine. Enjoy.We talked about the movie, how the good people at Reed College responded to it, and more. Steve opened up about his feelings on The Hunger Games, The Tree of Life, and his upcoming rock album. … [Read more...]

Hello, Moody Radio Midday Connection listeners!

It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Melinda Schmidt today on Moody Radio's "Midday Connection."If you've come here after listening to that, here are some things you might want to know:You can email me at joverstreet [at] gmail.com.You can follow me on Facebook at http://facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq (please *don't* bother trying to connect to my other Facebook profile, which I'm currently in the process of dismantling). … [Read more...]

Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine interviews Joe Henry in Image

The new issue of Image is out! Order yours today.In the meantime, you can get a preview online... … [Read more...]


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