The title of this film is asked, not stated. What is eating Gilbert Grape?
As a kid, Witness was the chunky bright red VHS tape that I wasn’t supposed to watch.
Shame isn’t about depraved sexual predilections or scarred wrists; it’s about the shame of wanting to run away from who you are and the things that made you that way—and the compounded shame of having those feelings in the first place.
Bright Wall/Dark Room spoke with James Bird about families – real, fictional, natural and otherwise.
Stories We Tell is Sarah Polley’s deft, open-hearted interrogation of her own family’s scattered mythology.
Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is a cinematic experience, narrated in prayer.
For Nicole Holofcener, a family is made up of the ones who love you. It is the ultimate form of attachment and the most difficult to sever, because to love someone is to know that he or she craves the same understanding you do.
I feel like it’s safe to say that I am not the target demographic for Carnage. And yet, when I saw it in theaters, in the winter of 2012, it made me laugh harder than it had any right to.
November is that time of year when many of us naturally begin to turn our thoughts a bit more toward family—for better or for worse.