Chad Perman

Chad Perman Patron

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Bright Wall/Dark Room. A movie person since forever.

Favorite films

  • Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Margaret
  • It's a Wonderful Life

Recent activity

  • Good Will Hunting


  • Dazed and Confused


  • Boyz n the Hood


  • Mississippi Masala


Recent reviews

  • Boyz n the Hood

    Boyz n the Hood


    so damn good still, and it's just absolutely unreal that this was made by a 22 year old writing and directing his first movie.

  • Solaris



    still great, still waiting for people to realize, might have to wait awhile still, might write about it

Popular reviews

  • Maestro



    I'm a fan of the big swing, especially when it's an obsessive one, so hats off, seriously, to Mr. Cooper. That being said, at least half of this doesn't work at all; that being said, there are still moments of bliss and transcendence, of the thing that makes art worth it. It's a mess, and I'm not sure why Cooper approaches Bernstein's story the way he does at least half the time, but I absolutely believe that he believes in it,…

  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

    All the Beauty and the Bloodshed


    almost overwhelmingly good/powerful/important/heartbreaking/heart-recharging/sad/unflinching/infuriating/humanistic/beautiful