Lauren Wilford

Lauren Wilford

Writer and Editor

Film, art, culture, gender, religion, mental health.

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Sam Shakusky Goes To College: An Interview with Jared Gilman

At Bright Wall/Dark Room, for the Childhood issue.

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On Spike Jonze's Her

For the 100 Films | 100 Scenes project, based on the BBC 100 Best Films of the 21st Century list.

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Towards a True Children’s Cinema: on My Neighbor Totoro

at Bright Wall/Dark Room, for the Studio Ghibli issue.

Vice article

Shut Up and Sing: Is Hollywood Actually Secretly Conservative?

On whether it actually makes sense to think of Hollywood as liberal, for VICE.

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Death is the Curator: An Interview with Guillermo del Toro

at Bright Wall/Dark Room

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Witch-Craft: Why Robert Eggers is Our Next Great Filmmaker

for Bright Wall/Dark Room's Best of 2016 issue

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This Mass of Conflicting Impulses: A Former Teen Narcissist Watches Margaret

for Bright Wall/Dark Room's issue on Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret

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On Kiarostami's Ten

For the 100 Films, 100 Scenes project, based on the BBC 100 Best Films of the 21st Century List.

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Sacred Texts and Ruined Childhoods: On Aronofksy's Noah

For Bright Wall/Dark Room, featured on

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I'm A Feminist, And I Loved The Neon Demon • Gradient

Everyone called Nicolas Winding Refn's new movie misogynistic. Did everyone get it wrong?

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Possessed: Vertigo, through Her Eyes

Bright Wall/Dark Room November 2015 (

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I am Jack’s Loving Eye: Suffering and Renewal in Room

on Room, the defamiliarizing power of art, suffering, Simon Weil, Pasolini

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First Love, Last Love: Courtship Culture and the Teen Cancer Romance

for Christianity Today

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Letter from an Editor — Identity Issue

Bright Wall/Dark Room