The first half of Ingmar Bergman's script seems to call for an almost comically tight-lipped, stone-faced blankness; the second half calls for at least four different coloratura breakdowns. Ullmann “fought like a lion” in the role, and, just hearing about it, you might imagine her Oscar nomination was a reward for a kind of athletic stamina, a heroic stab at an impossible target.
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Lauren Wilford is a writer, mostly on film, and can be found on Twitter and Letterboxd. She is a former senior editor at Bright Wall/Dark Room, and the co-author, with Ryan Stevenson, of The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs.
"I’ve done a lot of other things, but when I look back on my work… [my work with Bergman was] probably what gave me most life. Because I was so alive, and I was trusted so much."
"The weirdest thing is seeing yourself tattooed on another person's body. That's happened once. That took me a few days to process."
My Neighbor Totoro is a children’s film for the world as it is, and for the world as it should be.
Lauren Wilford goes long with director Guillermo del Toro on art, life, death, morality and movies.
One has to peel back a few layers of accreted cultural criticism to get to what The Witch actually is, as a film.
To watch Margaret is to spend three hours in the nearly uninterrupted company of a caustic, bright, naive, and passionate 17-year-old girl as she navigates a difficult passage of her life.
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah ruined my childhood, and thank God.
When we look at the images gliding across the screen, mirror-like, we see human figures and we look for our selves in them.
To experience Vertigo through the eyes of its female lead, Judy Barton, what once was a mystery becomes a horror film, a story of anxiety so profound it approaches body horror.