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In the Mood for Clues Bright Wall/Dark Room
It’s All Happening | Almost Famous: The Bootleg Cut Bright Wall/Dark Room
Death is the Curator: An Interview with Guillermo del Toro Bright Wall/Dark Room
Does It Ever End? The Sweet Heartbreak of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Bright Wall/Dark Room
Kenneth Lonergan on 'You Can Count on Me' (2000) Bright Wall/Dark Room
Cry Baby Cry 50 films
Twitter-curated, BW/DR approved: A list put together from over 7000 responses to the question, "The hardest you’ve ever cried during…
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Individual staff lists & words here: www.brightwalldarkroom.com/2019/12/02/best-films-of-the-decade/
On the 4th of July, we asked you on twitter:
"hey, so, interpret this question however you want but...what, to…
Women Who Rage 80 films
"Grosse Pointe Blank is the definition of a desert island film: a foundational text, a perennial source of comfort, a go-to reference that lives, in the parlance of today’s youth and the adults who want to be like them, rent-free in one’s brain."
- Elisabeth Geier, The Man Who Vanished
"What we commend as “real” in life as in film, and perhaps in Scorsese’s films in particular, we might call gritty, dark, or uncompromising; The Age of Innocence proposes otherwise. What could be more violent than a life sculpted by compromise?"
- Veronica Fitzpatrick, I'm Enduring It
"I have never felt less able to describe what is actually happening in a given frame of film; every move of The History of the Seattle Mariners is a comment on how we describe things. Every line and bloop and squiggle represents whole collections of heartbreak and joy and the labor human bodies produce. This is a movie where whole limbs of history appear as snaking squiggling lines and you somehow never walk away unmoved.
This is because the gambit…