Hello loyal readers and casual stoppers-by,
How’s cinema treating you this week? Were you brutally disappointed by any films this week? Well, that would be the bad section, here we’re talking films that didn’t live up to their expectations or full potential or whatever, but were still kind of “okay”. Only one film this week for me, if you’ve been reading you know which one it is, if you’re just tuning in now: I’m talking about the ‘Shining documentary’ Room 237.
Room 237 (2012) – 6.5 (IMDb 6.5) – Documentary (USA)
That’s it for ‘meh’ films, if you have some you want to discuss: Speak now or forever hold your peace! I’m kidding obviously, you can always comment and spam and write-in.
I fucking love it.
Room 237 is a documentary that offers various theories and interpretations of the horror movie The Shining (1980). Directed by Stanley Kubrick (based on the novel by Stephen King), The Shining is considered one of the best horror films in cinema history. It’s a complex, open-ended and ambiguous film, and thus perfectly lends itself to be dissected and discussed. Rodney Ascher, director of the documentary, decided not to show the “experts” interviewed in the film, but just let them talk over the images of The Shining and other Stanley Kubrick films. Continue reading