These are the confessions of Christian moviegoer, Jeffrey Overstreet, film enthusiast and movie reviewer. He'll show you characters, different worldviews and different experiences that offer pieces of a larger truth, including movies like The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Wings of Desire, and even the X-Men series. What makes some of these films timeless rather than merely popular has everything to do with the way the producers of these films-whether they know it or not-have captured reflections of God in their work. Overstreet also includes a collection of recommendations for movie discussion groups, links to updated movie resources for moviegoers and meditations on how different films echo the ways in which Christ captured the attention and imagination of culture.
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Review 1 for Through A Screen Darkly: Looking Closer at Beauty, Truth and Evil in the Movies
Date:October 10, 2008
I often find the blockbuster hits of our day to me all splash and flash and little real meaningful content. In Jeffrey Overstreet's book I found a vast array of unknown and independent films that have changed my viewing habits, and I was even surprised to read about aspects of some blockbusters that I hadn't realized. Overstreet really does a nice job of walking you through the characters, the scenes, and the deeper meaning behind the movies we watch and sometimes overlook.