We’ve got a wonderful grab bag of cinematic ephemera for you this month.
We’re diving headfirst back into that teenage world, looking at how movies have tried to capture adolescence on screen over the past few decades
In this month's issue, we are thrilled to bring together essays that touch on themes of love, loss, self-discovery, intrigue, films, food and finding where you're supposed to be.
This month, we're casting our net over the wide expanse of summer, in all its various cinematic shades.
An impasse. A quandary. A pickle. A choice. In this issue, we’re looking at dilemmas: the in-betweens and roads not taken, the murky areas, the shades of gray.
Whether it's Paul Thomas or Wes, it’s a good year to be an Anderson fan.
“What happens in a certain place can stain your feelings for that location, just as ink can stain a white sheet.” —Lemony Snicket This month’s issue of Bright Wall/Dark Room is all about places: real, imagined, and otherwise. About visiting them and being changed by them, about living in them and...
t’s lowbrow. It’s juvenile. It’s crude; it’s course. It’s impulse, not intellect. It siphons its humor from someone else’s pain. It’s not something you can explain. (Donald O’Connor hospitalized himself after filming the “Make ’Em Laugh” sequence in Singin’ in the Rain. Buster Keaton fractured his neck filming the water tower scene from...
Bright Wall/Dark Room was initially founded on the floor of my living room in the summer of 2009, as I was counting down the days until the birth of my second child.
""That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.”
“Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.” — Anaïs Nin A few weeks ago, my wife and I took our kids to a mid-afternoon matinee showing of the new Annie movie. By almost any objective account, it was a pretty terrible film. Still, whenever some of the more...
Mike Nichols spent a lifetime telling stories, in one form or another.