Wild at Heart: On Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are

by Chad Perman

"It’s one of the most accurate portrayals of childhood ever put on screen, a film shot almost entirely from a 9-year-old’s point of view—the camera angles consistently tilted up—and infused with all the wonder and confusion of being a kid."



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Geography as Identity: On Moonlight

Angelica Jade Bastién

"How can I put into words what it’s like to see your very soul—ragged and yearning—across the screen?"

A Town by the Sea

Kelsey Ford on Manchester-by-the-Sea

"Understanding the landscape of an original grief doesn’t help with the second or the third. Each are unique, strange, impossible. Manchester understands this impossibility."

Death is the Curator: An Interview with Guillermo del Toro

Lauren Wilford

"That’s what makes our life experience. Those are the notes of the symphony that we’re going to be. A choice is not to miss, a choice is to embrace; a choice is to enshrine what you want to be. What you want to leave behind."

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Chad Perman on Joe Versus The Volcano

"It’s a film that lives almost entirely in its own world, asking Big Questions about Big Things. But its heart is large, and its magic deep."