Reader Mail – 6/4: Pocorn is evil; Cyndere’s cover art; Derrickson on gradual bedazzlement; Bob on the iTunes lecture

from Julie: What do you eat at the movies? … [Read more...]

Reader Mailstrom, 6/19

Maelstrom

Welcome to Reader Mailstrom, a chronicle of stand-outs from the daily maelstrom of Looking Closer email. All letters are genuine unless I've clearly marked them as inventions or as amalgams of similar messages. Thank you for your messages! … [Read more...]

Reader Mailstrom, 6/18: “Your reviews are no longer of value to the Christian community.”

I'm starting a new column, chronicling stand-outs from the daily maelstrom of Looking Closer email.Most of these letters are real. Some of them are amalgalms of a variety of messages. Some of them are what I read between the lines of the things readers really wrote.Each installment of Reader Mail-strom will be updated over the course of the day, so check back to see if I've responded to you.•READER: Thanks for your blog about Ted Slater's over-the-top attacks on CT's review of S … [Read more...]

Reader Mailstrom, 6/17

I'm chronicling memorable messages from the daily maelstrom of Looking Closer email. Most of these letters are real. Some of them may be amalgams of a variety of messages. Some of them are what I read between the lines of the things readers really wrote. Each installment of Reader Mailstrom will be updated over the course of the day, so check back to see if I've responded to you. … [Read more...]

Reader Mailstrom – 6/13

I'm starting a new column, chronicling stand-outs from the daily maelstrom of Looking Closer email.Most of these letters are real. Some of them are amalgalms of a variety of messages. Some of them are what I read between the lines of the things readers really wrote.Each installment of Reader Mail-strom will be updated over the course of the day, so check back to see if I've responded to you.-WHERE'D GODAWA GO?QUESTION: "I was wondering if you could shed some light on … [Read more...]

“You reviewed WHAT??”

Mark Moring responds to a chorus of angry readers regarding why Christianity Today Movies bothered to post a review of Sex and the City.Mark's response is calm and thoughtful, which is the best way to respond to hysteria and outrage.(And this isn't the first time CTMovies has printed an answer to mail of that sort.) … [Read more...]

Reader!!!! Mail!!!!

This week's blue-ribbon-winning letter from a reader comes in response to my review of No Country for Old Men, which was published at CTMovies.The reader writes: … [Read more...]

Top Five Favorite Responses from Angry Readers

'Tis the season for top ten lists.So, having posted my top¬†10 (and more)¬†favorite movies and albums for the year, let's move on to the next most exciting thing. I'm kicking off a new annual list:Top Five Favorite Responses from Angry ReadersFull disclosure: Although I've received plenty of spectacular responses here at the blog this year, all five of these first-rate put-downs were were mailed straight to Christianity Today in response to the re-printing of my commentary on the diff … [Read more...]

“… like tears in rain …”

In today's mail, I received a note from a reader named Trace: Hello Mr. Overstreet.... I am reading Through a Screen Darkly and thought I'd share a short story with you.When I was about 20 years old I was watching the movie Blade Runner. Near the end of the movie Harrison Ford is trapped with Rutger Hauer on the roof. Hauer's character explains to Ford some of the incredible things he has seen in his short life and it becomes very clear why he has struggled so hard for more time to … [Read more...]

And Sometimes My Email Cheers Me Up

And sometimes, I get email that makes my day. And from total strangers! Hello, my name is Michael Kane.I just finished reading Auralia's Colors and I must say I'm impressed.For the last year I've worked at a christian bookstore, and must admit I get tired of the mediocre stories and writing that so proliferates the market today.As someone who whet my teeth on Lewis, Tolkien, and MacDonald, it can be hard to swallow a lot of what is publishers claim is fiction.I saw one brief ad … [Read more...]


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